The two large craters on the right of this image are overprinted with smaller, more recent craters of Saturn's moon Rhea in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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Superimposed Craters

The two large craters on the right of this image are overprinted with smaller, more recent craters in this Cassini spacecraft view of Saturn's moon Rhea.

Rhea, at 1,528 kilometers, or 949 miles, across, is Saturn's second largest moon. This view is centered on terrain at 17 degrees south latitude, 235 degrees west longitude.

The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Oct. 17, 2010. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 44,000 kilometers (27,000 miles) from Rhea. Image scale is 259 meters (850 feet) per pixel.

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging operations center is based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo.

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/. The Cassini imaging team homepage is at http://ciclops.org.

Image details

ID#:
PIA12742

Date added:
2010-11-29

Target:
Rhea

Mission:
Cassini-Huygens

Spacecraft:
Cassini Orbiter

Instruments:
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle

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Full-Res TIFF:
PIA12742.tif (1.04 MB)

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PIA12742.jpg (0.22 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute