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Superimposed Craters

Friday 18 February 2011

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Mission: Cassini-Huygens

Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle.

The two large craters on the right of this image are overprinted with smaller, more recent craters in this Cassini spacecraft view of Saturn’s moon Rhea. Rhea, at 1,528 kilometers, or 949 miles, across, is Saturn’s second largest moon. This view is centered on terrain at 17 degrees south latitude, 235 degrees west longitude. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Oct. 17, 2010. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 44,000 kilometers (27,000 miles) from Rhea. Image scale is 259 meters (850 feet) per pixel.

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