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Crown of Tethys
The vast expanse of the crater Odysseus spreads out below Cassini in this mosaic view of Saturn's moon Tethys.

The crater (450 kilometers or 280 miles across) is a remarkably well-preserved example of an ancient multi-ringed impact basin: The outer ring is defined by steep, cliff-like walls that descend to generally broad internal terraces. The inner ring is formed by a prominent, crown-shaped, 140-kilometer (88-mile) diameter circular band of icy mountains. Multi-ring basins are seen on rocky bodies as well as icy ones.

Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
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