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Tethys by Saturnlight


Sunlight reflected from Saturn brightens the tiny moon Tethys. 


A view of Saturn’s rings and its moon Tethys.
A view of Saturn’s rings and its moon Tethys.
NASA / JPL-Caltech

1.2 million kilometres from Saturn, the Cassini spacecraft looks across the planet’s rings to the icy moon Tethys. A crescent of Tethys’ daytime side can be seen lit by sunlight; the night side is illuminated by reflected light from Saturn.

Curated content from the editorial staff at Cosmos Magazine.
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