Global color view of a half-phase Tethys, with prominent Odysseus basin
Filed under pretty pictures, global views, amateur image processing, Saturn's moons, Tethys, Cassini
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
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Original image data dated on or about December 24, 2005