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Tethys Polar Maps - August 2010
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Tethys Polar Maps - August 2010
PIA 12798

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North Pole Labeled Full Size 10629x10629:
JPEG 13.4 MB
PNG 34.9 MB
TIFF 48.1 MB

North Pole Labeled Half Size 5314x5314:
JPEG 4.6 MB
PNG 12.2 MB
TIFF 44.5 MB

North Pole Labeled Quarter Size 2657x2657:
JPEG 1.7 MB
PNG 17.3 MB
TIFF 20.4 MB

 

Tethys Polar Maps - August 2010
PIA 12798

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North Pole Unlabeled Full Size 7333x7333:
JPEG 9.7 MB
PNG 21.5 MB
TIFF 24.2 MB


 

Tethys Polar Maps - August 2010
PIA 12799

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South Pole Labeled Full Size 10629x10629:
JPEG 12.3 MB
PNG 32.0 MB
TIFF 44.8 MB

South Pole Labeled Half Size 5314x5314:
JPEG 4.1 MB
PNG 11.1 MB
TIFF 41.4 MB

South Pole Labeled Quarter Size 2657x2657:
JPEG 1.5 MB
PNG 3.8 MB
TIFF 11.8 MB

 

Tethys Polar Maps - August 2010
PIA 12799

Avg Rating: 7.33/10

South Pole Unlabeled Full Size 7333x7333:
JPEG 10.3 MB
PNG 23.5 MB
TIFF 26.8 MB




  The northern and southern hemispheres of Tethys are seen in these polar stereographic maps, mosaicked from the best-available images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Each map is centered on one of the poles, and surface coverage extends to the equator. Grid lines show latitude and longitude in 30-degree increments. The scale in the full-size versions of these maps is 293 meters (960 feet) per pixel. The mean radius of Tethys used for projection of these maps is 536.3 kilometers (333.2 miles).

The huge Odysseus Crater (450 kilometers or 280 miles across) can be seen in the upper left of the north pole map, in the northern latitudes between the leading hemisphere and anti-Saturn side of Tethys. The large Penelope Crater is shown in the lower right of south pole map, in the southern latitudes of the trailing hemisphere of Tethys. See PIA08149 to learn more.

These maps are updates to the versions released in February 2010 (see PIA11698 and PIA11699).

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.

For more information about the Cassini Solstice Mission visit http://ciclops.org, http://www.nasa.gov/cassini and http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov.

Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Released: November 30, 2010 (PIA 12798, 12799)
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Alliance Member Comments
kwgm (Dec 3, 2010 at 9:45 AM):
At 90-degrees, coincident with the pole in the Northern Pole view is a crater or volcanic cone. It is easier to see it first on one of the labeled views in the center of the cross-hairs, notice the surrounding terrain, and then spot it in the large unlabeled view for a clear image. I wonder, is it a crater or the throat of a volcano, and why is it centered exactly on the pole?

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