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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Global color view of a half-phase Tethys, with prominent Odysseus basin

Filed under pretty pictures, Tethys, Cassini, amateur image processing, global views, Saturn's moons

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Global color view of a half-phase Tethys, with prominent Odysseus basin Color image of Tethys taken by the narrow-angle camera. IR, green and UV frames were processed to more closely match true color. The view is still slightly exaggerated color. Note the enormous (450 km diameter) impact structure named Odysseus. Also discernible is a grayish band running across the equator with slightly redder material to the south. Taken on Dec 24, 2005 at a distance of 197 000 km and phase angle of 85 degrees.

NASA / JPL / SSI / color composite by Gordan Ugarkovic

Copyright holder: Gordan Ugarkovic

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about December 24, 2005

 

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