Tethys, one of Saturn’s incomparable icy moons, vaguely resembles an eyeball staring off into space in this perspective from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. The similarity is due to a huge crater, Odysseus, and a formidable of executive peaks.
Like any solar complement moon, Tethys (660 miles or 1,062 kilometers across) has suffered many impacts. These impacts are a primary shaper of a coming of a moon’s aspect , generally when a moon has no active geological processes. In this case, a vast impact not usually combined a void famous as Odysseus, though a miscarry of a impact caused a alpine peaks, named Scheria Montes, to form in a core of a crater.
This perspective looks toward a heading side of Tethys. North on Tethys is adult and rotated 1 grade to a left. The picture was taken in immature light with a Cassini booster narrow-angle camera on Nov. 10, 2016.
The perspective was acquired during a stretch of approximately 228,000 miles (367,000 kilometers) from Tethys. Image scale is 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) per pixel.
The Cassini goal is a mild plan of NASA, ESA (the European Space Agency) and a Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a multiplication of a California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages a goal for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington. The Cassini orbiter and a dual onboard cameras were designed, grown and fabricated during JPL. The imaging operations core is formed during a Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado: