Rhea's surface, Cassini image

Rhea's surface, Cassini image

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Credit: NASA/JPL/SPACE SCIENCE INSTITUTE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Rhea's surface, Cassini spacecraft image. Rhea is Saturn's second largest moon. The white structure going down the left of the image is the wall of an impact crater. The interior of the crater is to the left and the exterior to the right. The Cassini-Huygens spacecraft was launched in 1997 to investigate Saturn, its rings and its moons. Images obtained by the Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera on 26th November 2005 at a distance of 511 kilometre from Rhea.

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