|ESA Science & Technology||04-Jul-2005 14:23:46|
Knowledge before Cassini-Huygens
Rhea is Saturn's second largest moon and shows little evidence for activity. The surface is saturated with craters and looks somewhat similar to our Moon. The surface is though to be an ancient one due to the density of craters.
*Note: in the following section all images courtesy NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute unless stated otherwise.
20 July 2004Cassini Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem
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22 November 2004Cassini Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem
1 February 2005Cassini Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem
This view of the trailing hemisphere of Saturn's moon Rhea shows the region's bright wispy markings, but also the moon's craters in great detail. Of particular interest is the distribution and orientation of the many craters with rough polygonal rims.
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