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Cassini takes a detailed look at the northern part of the huge Odysseus Crater on Saturn's moon Tethys.
The crater dominates the left half of this view of Tethys (660 miles, 1062 kilometers across). This view is centered on terrain at 49 degrees north latitude, 111 degrees west longitude. See PIA12588 for a wider view of Odysseus Crater.
The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on June 28, 2012. The view was obtained at a distance of approximately 45,000 miles (72,000 kilometers) from Tethys and at a Sun-Tethys-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 64 degrees. Image scale is 1,409 feet (430 meters) per pixel.
The Cassini Solstice 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.