PIA11516: Broad Impact on Tethys


Broad Impact on Tethys

Caption:

The Odysseus Crater dominates this view of Saturn's moon Tethys.

The impact basin stretches 450 kilometers, or 280 miles, across Tethys which is itself 1,062 kilometers, or 660 miles, across. See PIA07693 to learn more.

Lit terrain seen here is on the leading hemisphere of Tethys. This view looks toward the moon's north pole which lies on the terminator above the crater in this image. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on May 14, 2009. The view was obtained at a distance of approximately 1.3 million kilometers (808,000 miles) from Tethys and at a Sun-Tethys-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 60 degrees. Image scale is 8 kilometers (5 miles) per pixel.

Background Info:

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging operations center is based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo.

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/ . The Cassini imaging team homepage is at http://ciclops.org .

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Tethys Saturn, Sun
System Saturn
Target Type Satellite Planet, Sun
Mission Cassini-Huygens
Instrument Host Cassini Orbiter
Host Type Orbiter
Instrument Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS)
Detector Narrow Angle Camera
Extra Keywords Crater, Grayscale
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2009-06-17
Date in Caption 2009-05-14
Image Credit NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA11516
Identifier PIA11516