PIA07233: First 'Best-Guess' View of Huygens Landing Site


First ‘Best-Guess’ View of Huygens Landing Site

Caption:

A view of Huygens' probable landing site based on initial, best-guess estimates. Scientists on the Huygens Descent Imager/ Spectral Radiometer (DISR) science team are still working to refine the exact location of the probe's landing site, but they estimate that it lies within the white circle shown in this image.

The Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer is one of two NASA instruments on the probe.

Background Info:

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the Cassini-Huygens mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The Descent Imager/Spectral team is based at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit, http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov . For more information about the Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer visit http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/~kholso/ .

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Titan
System Saturn
Target Type Satellite
Mission Cassini-Huygens
Instrument Host Huygens Probe Cassini Orbiter
Host Type Probe Orbiter
Instrument Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer (DISR)
Detector
Extra Keywords Grayscale
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2005-01-18
Date in Caption
Image Credit NASA/JPL/ESA/University of Arizona
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA07233
Identifier PIA07233