Today in History – January 14, 2005 – Huygens Probe Lands on Titan.
After spending seven years in space, the Huygens probe separated from the main Cassini spacecraft on December 24, 2004, and spent the next three weeks traveling to the moon Titan. After beginning its descent, it transmitted scientific data for nearly five hours before running out of power. The Huygens probe was named after the Dutch astronomer Christiaan Huygens. He is credited with the discovery of Titan and thus it was deemed fitting to name the probe after him.