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Many Cassini views of Tethys

Many Cassini views of Tethys

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Many Cassini views of Tethys
This montage presents just a few of the views of Tethys, Saturn's fifth largest moon, that have been captured by Cassini since its arrival. One prominent feature on Tethys is gigantic double-ringed impact basin called Odysseus; it is brought into relief in the second and third images in the second row of this montage. Tethys also has a backwards-"S"-shaped canyon system called Ithaca Chasma that curves around half of the moon. Another recognizable feature is a "T" shape made by five craters. These are clearest in the lower left image. Three craters make a vertical line: Phemius, Polyphemus, and Ajax. To the west of Polyphemus are two more: Arete and an unnamed crater. To the east of this "T" is a larger flat-floored crater, Penelope. Some of these images are public releases from the Cassini imaging team, while others have been composed from raw images by enthusiasts Gordan Ugarkovic and Orion.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Gordan Ugarkovic

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