Hugens CD on Saturn's moon Titan

Details about the CD

This CD-ROM was mounted on the Huygens space probe which in 2005 has landed on Titan, Saturns largest satellite. It contains 85 000 messages collected by the European Space Agency between December 1996 and February 1997. These messages are texts, drawings, signatures and audio messages, that have been engraved on the master as digital files.

My contribution is the drawing below. Using my mouse, I tried to draw some kind of alien, and although the result may be doubtful from an artistic point of view, this is the first alien whose existence on Saturn's moon Titan can definitely be confirmed.

The CD's journey

Date of Launch: 1997-10-15
Date of Landing: 2005-01-14
Currrent location: Titan, Xanadu region


Image Credit: ESA

Unfortunately, the Huygens signatures and drawings are no longer online. If you want to see them, you will have to travel to Titan.

Image Credit: ESA