Standing on Tethys and looking


This morning I stood on Tethys, one of the moons of Saturn, and looked at the Sun. What I saw from this vantage point, courtesy of NASA’s Eyes, were five prominent dots above Tethys’s horizon from right. They are Neptune, Uranus, Earth, Venus and the Sun.

Tethys is one of Saturn’s 62 moons with confirmed orbits. It is composed almost entirely of ice water and some rock. There is no particular purpose to offering you this view or this piece of information other than trying to disengage you from your terrestrial reference points occasionally and offering you a somewhat broader view of things.

Here two more views of Tethys with Saturn in the background:





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