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Huygens’ Descent to Titan

Huygens' Descent to Titan

This image is an artist's impression of the descent and landing sequence followed by the European Space Agency's Huygens probe to Saturn's moon Titan.

Turbulence plays an important role in Earth's weather system, and can be more than an inconvenience - hundreds of injuries have occurred on commercial flights due to turbulence.

All bodies, planets and moons, are subject to the same principles of physics. So by working together, researchers looking at Earth and those looking at our planetary neighbors can test their models of common processes on both bodies and gain new insights into both.

Investigation of turbulence on Earth has helped identify a turbulent cloud layer in Titan's atmosphere from Huygens data.

Credit: NASA

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