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Imaging Diary - Cassini

 
4/25/06
The Enceladus Ring
PIA08163
 
4/20/06
Worlds in Orbit
PIA08161
 
4/18/06
A Complex Crescent
PIA08159
 
4/4/06
Penelope Crater
PIA08149
 
3/29/06
The Storm Continues
PIA08144
 

 

 
3/21/06
The Rings Make a Point
PIA08138
 
3/15/06
Quick Passage
PIA08135
 
3/1/06
Saturnian Specters
PIA08124
 
2/2/06
The Great Basin
PIA07693
 
1/25/06
Speck of a Moon
PIA07682
 

 

 
1/4/06
Adrift at Saturn
PIA07667
 
12/28/05
A Truly Grand Canyon
PIA07662
 
12/27/05
Choosing Sides
PIA07661
 
12/23/05
Children of Saturn
PIA07659
 
11/28/05
Spray Above Enceladus
PIA07760
 

 

 
11/17/05
Colorful Cratered Calypso
PIA07633
 
11/14/05
The Face-off
PIA07630
 
11/10/05
Satellite Trio
PIA07628
 
11/3/05
Moons with Separate Paths
PIA07623
 
10/27/05
Hue and Contrast
PIA07617
 

 

 
10/13/05
Gazing at Icy Canyons
PIA07607
 
9/29/05
Old Northern Terrains
PIA07735
 
9/29/05
Steep Scarps
PIA07734
 
9/19/05
Profile of Odysseus
PIA07589
 
9/14/05
Squinting at Telesto
PIA07586
 

 

 
8/24/05
With the Band
PIA07571
 
8/22/05
Supreme Beauty
PIA07569
 
7/29/05
Wind World
PIA07553
 
7/21/05
Helene from Afar
PIA07547
 
7/20/05
Trojan Telesto
PIA07546
 

 

 
7/19/05
Fantasy Made Real
PIA07545
 
7/5/05
Icy Scars
PIA07535
 
6/9/05
One View, Multiple Worlds
PIA07518
 
5/12/05
Pair to Compare
PIA06647
 
4/21/05
Banded Moon
PIA06632
 

 

 
4/18/05
Sister moons
PIA06629
 
4/7/05
Hanging Half-Moon
PIA06622
 
3/3/05
Ice Orbs
PIA06597
 
2/11/05
The Great Rift
PIA06583
 
1/26/05
Dawn for Odysseus
PIA06571
 

 

 
12/28/04
Rings from Afar
PIA06548
 
11/23/04
Breathtaking Vista
PIA06526
 
11/23/04
Battered and Grooved
PIA06140
 
9/13/04
Family Portrait
PIA06475
 
9/6/04
A Halo of Moons
PIA05435
 

 

 
4/29/04
Saturn in Color
PIA05389
 
3/5/04
Saturn Methane Image
PIA05381
 
12/5/03
Portal View
PIA04913

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Imaging Diary - Voyager

 
10/14/07
Saturn With Tethys and Dione
PIA00024
 
10/14/07
Saturn and its satellites Tethys, Enceladus and Mimas
PIA01383
 
10/14/07
High resolution view of Tethys
PIA01386
 
10/14/07
Pictures of Tethys' large crater
PIA01385
 
10/14/07
Photograph of Saturns' satellite Tethys
PIA01397
 

 

 
10/14/07
Saturn - large crater on Tethys
PIA01398
 
10/14/07
Saturn's moon Tethys
PIA01399
 
10/14/07
Cratered surface of Tethys
PIA01974
 
10/14/07
Saturn - Tethys from 594,000 kilometers (368,000 miles) away
PIA01392
 
10/14/07
Tethys
PIA02276
 

 

 
10/14/07
Saturn and Four Icy Moons, Enhanced Color
PIA00349
 
10/14/07
Saturn and Four Icy Moons in Natural Color
PIA00400
 
10/14/07
Saturn System Montage
PIA01482
 
10/14/07
Saturn taken from Voyager 2
PIA01364
 
10/14/07
Collage of Saturn's smaller satellites (PIA01954)
PIA01954
 

 






Newsroom - Press Releases

 
ENCELADUS AND TETHYS RAW IMAGE PREVIEW FROM CASSINI - Apr 16, 2012
 ... April, 16, 2012 ENCELADUS AND TETHYS RAW IMAGE PREVIEW FROM CASSININASA's ... of the icy moons Enceladus and Tethys during its course through the ... encounter, Cassini passed the moon Tethys with ...


 
UNUSUAL RED ARCS SPOTTED ON ICY SATURN MOON - Jul 29, 2015
 ... the surface of Saturn's icy moon Tethys in new, enhanced-color images ... to show large northern areas of Tethys under the illumination and viewing ... result of outgassing from inside Tethys. They ...


 
CASSINI'S DOUBLEHEADER FLYBYS SCORE HOME RUN - Sep 30, 2005
 ... back-to-back flybys of Saturn moons Tethys and Hyperion last weekend, coming ... than ever before to each of them. Tethys has a scarred, ancient surface, ... http://www.nasa.gov/cassini.Images of Tethys ...


 
CASSINI SHOWS GRANDEUR OF TWO SATURN MOONS - Nov 23, 2004
 ... views of Saturn's moons Titan and Tethys represent the most detailed look ... the battered and cratered moon Tethys. The result is the best-ever ... moon. As seen here, the surface of Tethys has a ...


 
CASSINI FINDS WARM CRACKS ON ENCELADUS - Nov 30, 2010
 ... Cassini swooped by the icy moon Tethys, collecting images that helped fill in gaps in the Tethys global map. Cassini's new views ...



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Newsroom - Special Events

 
Tethys 'Rev 277' Raw Preview - Jun 8, 2017
 ... his raw, unprocessed image of Tethys was taken on June 6, 2017 and ...


 
The Colors of Tethys - Jul 29, 2015
 ... the surface of Saturn's icy moon Tethys in new, enhanced-color images ...


 
Methone and Tethys Rev 166 Raw Preview - May 21, 2012
 ... of Saturn's moons Methone and Tethys on May 20, 2012.With a close-approach ... Cassini flew by the larger moon Tethys at a distance of about 34,000 ... that encounter are included here. Tethys is 660 ...


 
Enceladus and Tethys Rev 164 Raw Preview - Apr 16, 2012
 ... of Saturn's moons Enceladus and Tethys were taken on April 14, 2012, ... encounter, Cassini passed the moon Tethys with a closest approach distance ... Cassini's best imaging encounter with Tethys ...


 
Mapping Enceladus and Tethys - Nov 30, 2010
 ... released a new map of the moon Tethys. (News release can be found h ...


 
Titan Rev 139 Raw Preview - Oct 20, 2010
 ... Saturn's rings and the smaller moon Tethys are also seen here. The abrupt ...


 
Enceladus, Tethys and Dione Rev 136 Raw Preview - Aug 14, 2010
 ... taken of Saturn's moons Enceladus, Tethys and Dione on August 13, 2010 and ...


 
Tethys Flyby Raw Preview - Jun 29, 2007
 These raw, unprocessed images were taken during Cassini's close flyby of Tethys on June 27, 2007.


 
Craters and Chasms on Tethys - Sep 29, 2005
 A recent tweak to Cassini's trajectory allowed an even closer approach of 1,500 kilometers (930 miles) to the Saturnian moon, Tethys, than originally planned, and yielded unrivaled views of the icy moon’s cratered landscape and a look into the gargantuan canyon system called Ithaca Chasma.


 
Tethys Flyby Raw Preview - Sep 26, 2005
 These raw, unprocessed images were taken during Cassini's very close flyby of the icy moon Tethys on September 24, 2005.







Home - Captain's Logs

 
Spectacular Sights at 10 AU - Dec 22, 2005
 ... too is largely a cratered body. Tethys, like Iapetus, boasts enormous ... crack, Ithaca Chasm, for which Tethys is renowned is an ancient and ...


 
The Day the Earth Smiled - Nov 12, 2013
 ... and to the right of Enceladus is Tethys, a moon about a third the size ...


 
Nature's Canvas - Nov 29, 2004
 ... Enceladus, Dione, Rhea, and Tethys as never before ... mere tastes ...







Maps

 
11/4/14
Color Maps of Tethys - November 2014
PIA18439
 
11/14/12
Tethys Polar Maps - June 2012
PIA14932
 
11/14/12
Map of Tethys - June 2012
PIA14931
 
8/6/08
The Tethys Atlas
PIA11008
 
11/4/14
Color Maps of Mimas - November 2014
PIA18437
 

 






Artroom

 
1/11/10
Ithaca Chasma on Tethys
 
1/11/10
Mimas/Tethys Eclipse
 

 

 
12/30/14
Coasting Above the Rings
 
12/28/06
Saturn from the Vicinity of Dione
 

 

 
12/28/06
From Polar Orbit





Newsroom - Looking Ahead

 
Rev131 - May 7, 2010
 


 
Rev129 - Mar 26, 2010
 


 
Rev128 - Mar 10, 2010
 


 
Rev126 - Feb 3, 2010
 


 
Rev122 - Nov 30, 2009
 








Alliance Member Comments


Helene 'Rev 144' Raw Preview #2
Mercury_3488      
2011-02-01 16:49:44

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Another interesting mug shot of Helene, the leading Trojan moon of Dione. Helene is only 36 KM by 32 KM by 30 KM in size, where as Dione is 1,123 KM wide!!!! Mind you the trailling trojan moon Polydeuces is much smaller again, perhaps only 3 KM wide!!!!!!!! What is interesting to see is that the three trojan moons seen up close to date (Helene for Dione as well as Telesto & Calypso for Tethys) is that thet all have smoother profiles & certainly Calypso & Helene display flow like features. Are they sweeping up ice crystals ejected from Enceladus's geysers??? Andrew Brown.


Wisps Before Craters
Mercury_3488      
2011-01-31 13:02:24

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Absolutely, fantastic image. Also because their distances from Cassini were not that much different, the small difference in size is apparent. Dione @ 1,123 KM wide & Tethys @ 1,063 KM wide. Mind you Dione has nearly twice the mass of Tethys due to it's much greater density & also Tethys appears unevolved & primitive, where as Dione has certainly seen much geological activity in the relatively 'recent' past & may still be active on a small scale. Andrew Brown.


High-Phase Plumes
Dragon_of_Luck_Mah_Jonng1971      
2010-09-17 10:02:24

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NeKto, ijusth: I found the answer on the Cassini Mission main page. When I searched on this page for 'E ring' I got many results, the interesting one is the 3rd one of 'News' :Home > News & Features > Cassini Science League > 'How a Celestial Snowblower Runs a Ring Around Saturn'. ( Published on March 23, 2010 ) ( Type E ring followed by the enter key into the search window even if the page may indicate 'no results found' before pressing the enter key. ) The particles of Enceladus' jets are falling on Enc or making it into the E ring. Those ones in the E ring are falling back on Enc within one or two orbits or falling back on Enc after a much longer stay in the ring, but estimated not to be for more than 400 years. Some very few make it from the E ring into the magnetosphere. But material from impact cratering in the present on Enceladus is more than the particles lost to the magnetosphere I think. Thus Enceladus doesn't shrink. Enceladus is getting also material from micrometeorites. (Even if scientists say that Tethys is brighter than Dione because it's getting material from the E ring, too, I think that the material from impacts and from micrometeorites on Enc is enough that Enceladus doesn't shrink although giving some material to Tethys. ) NeKto: This question has been answered by carolyn in 2009 already, the jets produce a thrust that is only miniscule.


Quartet and Crescent
Red_dragon      
2010-09-10 07:21:03

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Yet even another outstanding image. The trio Saturn-Tethys-Titan is amazing; it reminds me this other: http://www.ciclops.org/view/786/Fantastic_Planet


Epic Odysseus
Dragon_of_Luck_Mah_Jonng1971      
2010-03-13 15:07:27

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Very interesting view of Tethys.


Tethys Slips Behind Titan
Dragon_of_Luck_Mah_Jonng1971      
2010-01-19 16:19:49

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Very_interesting_and_special. Now it looks to me Tethys really being behind Titan. ( Now it's slightly more than 5 years ago since the Huygens Probe landed on Titan. )


Tethys Slips Behind Titan
rochelimit      
2010-01-15 16:18:17

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I wanted to know why does Titan orangish hue is not perfectly spherical around the edge of where Tethys is behind it (in the first image) I don't think it's from the surface of Titan, probably there is some thickness differences around that area on the north, it seems that the bluish atmosphere is thicker than the orangish atmosphere on that side???? no?? Interesting image definitely ...


Stately Saturn
Red_dragon      
2009-12-25 12:17:18

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A GREAT -in all senses- image. And the best things are: 1) try to find Tethys' shadow, 2) compare with earlier images to see how has been disappearing Saturn's blues. Keep up the good work! (and, by the way, hope to see soon a Voyager-like Cassini's picture of Saturn)


Spotlight on Penelope
PeterDarmady      
2009-12-21 05:55:12

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Tethys looks as if it made of some kind of sponge - or sorbet! Now back on line and loving the images! Well done you guys!


Enceladus "Rev 121" Flyby Raw Preview #8
Red_dragon      
2009-11-28 03:27:26

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High quality comments, keep them coming. As a side note, it's amazing how a body so small as Enceladus is so active while Tethys which is certainly more massive is dead, or at least very nearly so. Perhaps its low density compared with the relatively high density of Enceladus has something to tell?







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