PIA01386: High Resolution View of Tethys
Target Name: Tethys
Is a satellite of: Saturn
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Instrument: VG ISS - Narrow Angle
Product Size: 260 x 228 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P23950
Addition Date: 1999-01-05
Primary Data Set: Voyager EDRs
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Full-Res JPEG: PIA01386.jpg (9.486 kB)

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This highest-resolution view of Tethys was obtained Aug. 26 when Voyager 2 was 120,000 kilometers (74,500 miles) from this satellite of Saturn. This image was taken 1 1/2 hours after the spacecraft passed through the planet's ring plane. The smallest features visible here are about 2.2 km. (1.4 mi.) across. The heavily cratered terrain implies a very old surface that has changed little since shortly after the solar system formed. Tethys is a bright object made largely of ice; it has a diameter of 1,050 km. (650 mi.). The Voyager project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

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