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CassiniHuygens spacecraft Artwork of the Cassini spacecraft releasing the Huygens probe bottom right over Titan one of the moons of the ringed planet Saturn The dishshaped Huygens probe will enter the atmosphere of Titan at a speed of about kilometres per hour Using parachutes to slow itself down Huygens will carry instruments down to Titans surface and broadcast data for up to minutes Cassini will orbit Saturn for four years and will study the planet its rings and its moons Cassini was launched in October and is expected to reach Saturn in July The Huygens probe will enter Titans atmosphere in November


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