CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS

Rhea Rev 162 Raw Preview

These raw, unprocessed images of Saturn's second largest moon, Rhea, were taken on March 10, 2012, by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This was a relatively distant flyby with a close-approach distance of 26,000 miles (42,000 kilometers), well suited for global geologic mapping.

During the flyby, the imaging team captured these distinctive views of the moon's cratered surface as it acquired a 30-frame mosaic of Rhea's leading hemisphere and the side of Rhea that faces away from Saturn. The observations included the large Mamaldi (300 miles, or 480 kilometers, across) and Tirawa (220 miles, or 360 kilometers, across) impact basins and the 47-kilometer ray crater Inktomi, one of the youngest surface features on Rhea (about 950 miles, or 1,530 kilometers, across).

Mar 12, 2012: Rhea 'Rev 162' Raw Preview #1 - This raw, unprocessed image of Rhea was taken on March 10, 2012 and received on Earth March 11, 2012.
Mar 12, 2012: Rhea 'Rev 162' Raw Preview #2 - This raw, unprocessed image of Rhea was taken on March 10, 2012 and received on Earth March 11, 2012.
Mar 12, 2012: Rhea 'Rev 162' Raw Preview #3 - This raw, unprocessed image of Rhea was taken on March 10, 2012 and received on Earth March 11, 2012.
Mar 12, 2012: Rhea 'Rev 162' Raw Preview #4 - This raw, unprocessed image of Rhea was taken on March 10, 2012 and received on Earth March 11, 2012.

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