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Tethys in Sunlight

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute2014-07-28

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Seen by NASA Cassini spacecraft, Tethys, like many moons in the solar system, keeps one face pointed towards the planet around which it orbits. Tethys anti-Saturn face is seen here, fully illuminated, basking in sunlight.

The Odysseus crater is 280 miles (450 kilometers) across while Tethys is 660 miles (1,062 kilometers) across. See PIA07693 for a closer view and more information on the Odysseus crater.

This view looks toward the anti-Saturn side of Tethys. North on Tethys is up and rotated 33 degrees to the right. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on June 15, 2013.

The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 503,000 miles (809,000 kilometers) from Tethys. Image scale is 3 miles (5 kilometers) per pixel.

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA18275

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  • Title: Tethys in Sunlight
  • Creator: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
  • Date Created: 2014-07-28
  • Rights: JPL

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