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Two large craters named after characters in Homer's Odyssey take the stage in this scene on Saturn's moon Tethys.
The crater on the right is the Odysseus crater (450 kilometers, 280 miles across). The one on the left is Penelope, named after the wife of Odysseus. See PIA 08149 to learn more.
This view looks toward the anti-Saturn side of Tethys (1062 kilometers, 660 miles across). North on Tethys is up and rotated 44 degrees to the right. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on April 12, 2009. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 931,000 kilometers (578,000 miles) from Tethys and at a Sun-Tethys-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 33 degrees. Image scale is 6 kilometers (3 miles) per pixel.
The Cassini Equinox Mission is a joint United States and European endeavor. 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 was designed, developed and assembled at JPL. 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.