Revealing the True Face of Titan With Physical Simulation

Space travel to Titan, 1.35 billion kilometers from Earth, is now possible — through simulation. Using data from the Huygens probe and Cassini spacecraft flybys, scientists simulated the surface of Saturn’s largest moon with the help of ANSYS SPEOS optical software. They created 360-degree visualizations from a virtual visitor’s point of view. This white paper describes their data-to-photorealism translation process.