This global digital map of Tethys was created using data taken by the Cassini spacecraft, with gaps in coverage filled in by Voyager spacecraft data. The map is an equidistant projection and has a scale of 300 meters (980 feet) per pixel.
The mean radius of Tethys used for projection of this map is 533 kilometers (331 miles).
This map is an update to the version released in December 2005. See PIA07781.
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 Cassini-Huygens mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The imaging team consists of scientists from the US, England, France, and Germany. The imaging operations center and team lead (Dr. C. Porco) are based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo.