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Tethys in enhanced color: south pole and southern Ithaca Chasma

Tethys in enhanced color: south pole and southern Ithaca Chasma

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NASA / JPL / SSI / Emily Lakdawalla

Tethys in enhanced color: south pole and southern Ithaca Chasma
This portrait of Tethys is made of three Cassini images taken through infrared, green, and ultraviolet filters on May 10, 2008. It includes Tethys' south pole and the southern end of Ithaca Chasma, which is on the side of Tethys that faces Saturn. On the right side of the visible disk is the huge Telemus basin, but its topography is so subtle that it is difficult to see in this view.

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: Emily Lakdawalla

Original image data dated on or about May 10, 2008

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