Tethys hanging from Saturn’s ring

Saturn's moon Tethys, hanging from on its rings
Saturn’s moon Tethys, appears to be hanging from the planet’s rings

The Cassini orbiter used its narrow angle camera to photograph Saturn’s moon Tethys from this interesting angle, at a distance of 1.8 million kilometers. In this picture the 1,062 kilometer wide icy moon appears to be hanging off of Saturn’s A and F rings. Along with the bright white Saturn-facing hemisphere of┬áTethys, we also get to see how flat Saturn’s rings really are – supposedly only approximately 10 meters high/thick while being 300,000 kilometers across.

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