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domingo, 14 de junio de 2015

NASA : Tethys the Target .- TETIS ES EL OBJETIVO

Hola amigos: A VUELO DE UN QUINDE EL BLOG., hemos recibido información de la Agencia Espacial NASA, sobre la captación del satélite Tetis del planeta Saturno, por The Cassini spacecraft; como la mayoría de las lunas(satélites) en el sistema solar, la luna(satélite) de Saturno Tetis está cubierta por cráteres de impacto. Algunos cráteres son testigos de acontecimientos muy violentos, como the crater Odysseus (visto aquí en la derecha de la imagen).

Mientras Tetis es de 660 millas (1062 kilometros) de diámetro,
the crater Odysseus es de 280 millas (450 kilometros) de ancho, cubriendo aproximadamente el 18 por ciento de la superficie de la luna. Un cráter de tamaño comparable en la Tierra sería tan grande como África!

More information .....
http://www.nasa.gov/jpl/cassini/pia18317/tethys-the-target

Tethys
Like most moons in the solar system, Saturn's moon Tethys is covered by impact craters. Some craters bear witness to incredibly violent events, such as the crater Odysseus (seen here at the right of the image).
While Tethys is 660 miles (1,062 kilometers) across, the crater Odysseus is 280 miles (450 kilometers) across, covering about 18 percent of the moon's surface area. A comparably sized crater on Earth would be as large as Africa!
This view looks toward the anti-Saturn hemisphere of Tethys. North on Tethys is up and rotated 42 degrees to the right.  The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on April 11, 2015.
The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 118,000 miles (190,000 kilometers) from Tethys. Image scale is 3,280 feet (1 kilometer) per pixel.
The Cassini mission is a cooperative project of NASA, ESA (the European Space Agency) and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging operations center is based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado.
For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit 
The Cassini imaging team homepage is at
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute 
Last Updated: June 14, 2015
Editor: Tony Greicius
Tags:  Cassini, Image of the Day, Moons, Saturn, Solar System, Tethys
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