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Saturn's moon Tethys battered and grooved
- Title Saturn's moon Tethys battered and grooved
- Released 08/11/2004 12:58 pm
- Copyright NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
The battered surface of Tethys (1060 kilometres across) seen here has a neutral hue, and is a mosaic of two Cassini-Huygens 'footprints'. Three images taken in the red, green and blue filters were taken to form a natural colour composite.
The view shows primarily the trailing hemisphere of Tethys, which is the side opposite the moon's direction of motion in its orbit. The image has been rotated so that north on Tethys is up.
The red, blue and green images comprising this colour view were taken with the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft narrow-angle camera on 28 October 2004, at a distance of about 256 000 kilometres from Tethys. The image scale is 1.5 kilometres per pixel.
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