NASA Captures Close Encounter With Odysseus in Stunning Detail

By Simon Veazey, Epoch Times
June 6, 2018 6:15 am Last Updated: June 6, 2018 6:16 am

The epic voyage of the Cassini spaceship might have ended nine months ago, but stunning images of its trek to Saturn are still being processed by NASA.

A stunning composite image of Saturn’s icy moon Tethys with the iconic Odysseus crater was released by NASA on June 4.

“An enormous impact created the crater, which is about 280 miles (450 kilometers) across, with its ring of steep cliffs and the mountains that rise at its center,” said NASA in a statement.

“This view is a composite of several images taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Aug. 17, 2015, at a distance of about 28,000 miles (44,500 kilometers) from Tethys.”

The Cassini spacecraft ended its mission on Sept. 15, 2017.