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A World Unveiled: Crème brûlée on Titan

Penetrating the orange haze of a frigid, alien world, a space probe parachuted onto Saturn's moon Titan late last week and came face-to-face with an unexpected landscape—a terrain that looks a lot like Earth.

Sinuous drainage channels appear to lead to a shoreline limned by ground fog and structures that resemble sandbars. Littering the landing site of the European Space Agency's (ESA) Huygens probe are fist-shaped rocks reminiscent of river rocks on our planet.

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