Watch footage of a spacecraft fly over the surface of Saturn's moon Titan

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Jan 13, 2017

With the Cassini-Huygens mission set to wrap up in September, NASA has released some footage from the probe's fly-by of Saturn's moon Titan.

The flight, made by the European Space Agency's Huygens probe on Jan. 14, 2005, comes from the probe's descent to the surface of Titan. The probe was carried there by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, and the mission represents the most distant landing ever on another world.

Now NASA has taken the images from the probe's 2+ hour descent and turn it into a video. Put simply: This is what it would look like to land a spaceship on Titan!

The footage tracks the descent from the hazy atmosphere above all the way down until it settles to the surface. It's gorgeous footage, and truly surreal. If you need a quick reminder that our universe is glorious and amazing, this should do the trick.

Check out the footage below and let us know what you think: