PIA12805: Rhea South Polar Map - November 2009

Rhea South Polar Map - November 2009


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The southern hemisphere of Saturn's moon Rhea is seen in this polar stereographic maps, mosaicked from the best-available images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

This maps is an updates to the version released in February 2010 (see PIA12563 ). The title of the older version ("Rhea Polar Maps - February 2010") denotes the month the map wasas released, not when the data in the mapss wereere collected. The title of this new version reflects when the most recent data used in the map wereere captured.

The map is centered on the south pole, and surface coverage extends to the equator. Grid lines show latitude and longitude in 30-degree increments. The scale in the full-size versions of these maps is 417 meters (1,400 feet) per pixel. The mean radius of Rhea used for projection of these maps is 764.1 kilometers (474.8 miles).

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 in Washington. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging team is based at the Space Science Institute, 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
System Saturn
Target Type Satellite
Mission Cassini-Huygens
Instrument Host Cassini Orbiter
Host Type Orbiter
Instrument Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS)
Extra Keywords Grayscale, Map
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2010-12-21
Date in Caption
Image Credit NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA12805
Identifier PIA12805