A small moon of Saturn. It was discovered
in 1980 from ground-based observations and is also known as Saturn XIII.
|False color image of Telesto, by Cassini on Dec.
25, 2005. Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Telesto and Calypso are known as the Tethys
trojans due to the fact that they share the same orbit as Tethys; Telesto
moves about 60° ahead of the large moon and Calypso about 60° behind.
Like the other inner moons, including Calypso, Epimetheus, Janus, Pandora,
Prometheus, Atlas, and Pan, Telesto is probably a "rubble-pile" object rather
than a solid icy moon.
||1980, by Brad Smith et al
||294,619 km (183,107 miles)
||29 × 22 × 20 km (18 × 14 × 12
||1.888 days (1 day 21 hr 19 min.)