Peace Above Turmoil Below
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Peace Above, Turmoil Below

July 29, 2008

Tethys passes silently between Saturn and Cassini as a train of storms rumbles through the planet's southern hemisphere. The rings' shadows darken the planet at top.

Tethys is 1,062 kilometers (660 miles) across.

This view looks toward the unilluminated side of the rings from about 2 degrees above the ringplane.

The image was taken in visible red light with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on June 4, 2008. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 1.2 million kilometers (756,000 miles) from Saturn. Image scale is 69 kilometers (43 miles) per pixel.

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