Saturn-lit Tethys

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Cassini gazes opposite a icy rings of Saturn toward a icy moon Tethys, whose night side is splendid by Saturnshine, or object reflected by a planet.

Tethys was on a distant side of Saturn with honour to Cassini here; an spectator looking ceiling from a moon’s aspect toward Cassini would see Saturn’s splendid hoop stuffing a sky.

Tethys was brightened by a cause of dual in this picture to boost a visibility. A splinter of a moon’s sunlit northern hemisphere is seen during top. A splendid crowd of Saturn’s sunlit side is seen during reduce left.

This perspective looks toward a sunlit side of a rings from about 10 degrees above a ring plane. The picture was taken in manifest light with a Cassini booster wide-angle camera on May 13, 2017.

The perspective was acquired during a stretch of approximately 750,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) from Saturn and during a Sun-Saturn-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 140 degrees. Image scale is 43 miles (70 kilometers) per pixel on Saturn. The stretch to Tethys was about 930,000 miles (1.5 million kilometers). The picture scale on Tethys is about 56 miles (90 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.

Source: NASA

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