Cassini's geological and compositional view of Tethys

Cassini's geological and compositional view of Tethys •Tethys exhibits spectral variations unique in the saturnian system.•The formation of Ithaca Chasma is not related to the Odysseus impact event.•Odysseus might be responsible for N–S trending ‘icy’ bands of large ice particles.•Fresh surface material on Tethys exhibits a similar composition like Dione and Rhea.•The crusts of Tethys, Dione and Rhea have similar chemical/physical properties. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Icarus Elsevier

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc.
ISSN
0019-1035
eISSN
1090-2643
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.icarus.2016.03.002
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Abstract

•Tethys exhibits spectral variations unique in the saturnian system.•The formation of Ithaca Chasma is not related to the Odysseus impact event.•Odysseus might be responsible for N–S trending ‘icy’ bands of large ice particles.•Fresh surface material on Tethys exhibits a similar composition like Dione and Rhea.•The crusts of Tethys, Dione and Rhea have similar chemical/physical properties.

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IcarusElsevier

Published: Aug 1, 2016

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