PIA12746: Rhea's Northern Craters


Rhea’s Northern Craters

Caption:

The Cassini spacecraft captured this high-resolution view of the cratered surface of Saturn's moon Rhea as the spacecraft flew by the moon on Oct. 17, 2010.

For closer views of Rhea's surface from earlier flybys, see PIA07765 and PIA08402 . This view is centered on terrain at 60 degrees north latitude, 251 degrees west longitude on Rhea (1,528 kilometers, 949 miles across).

The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 40,000 kilometers (25,000 miles) from Rhea and at a Sun-Rhea-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 88 degrees. Image scale is 238 meters (781 feet) per pixel.

Background Info:

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 .

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Rhea Saturn, Sun
System Saturn
Target Type Satellite Planet, Sun
Mission Cassini-Huygens
Instrument Host Cassini Orbiter
Host Type Orbiter
Instrument Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS)
Detector Narrow Angle Camera
Extra Keywords Crater, Grayscale
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2010-12-27
Date in Caption 2010-10-17
Image Credit NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA12746
Identifier PIA12746