Click to enlargeRhea Cratered Iceball Photo

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Scarred and battered Rhea fills the Cassini spacecraft's view. Notable here is the sharp relief of steep crater walls near the terminator.

Icy Rhea (1,528 kilometers, or 949 miles across) is Saturn's second-largest moon. This view shows terrain on Rhea's trailing hemisphere. North is up and rotated 22 degrees to the left.

The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Dec. 24, 2005 at a distance of approximately 267,000 kilometers (166,000 miles) from Rhea and at a Sun-Rhea-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 59 degrees. Image scale is 2 kilometers (1 mile) per pixel.

Addition Date: January 30, 2006
Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

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