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Cassini's Snaps of Rhea Coming Down

Cassini's Snaps of Rhea Coming Down

Jan. 12, 2011


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Rhea and Saturn's rings
NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this raw image of Saturn's icy moon Rhea in the foreground. This wide-angle image was taken on Jan. 11, 2011, from a distance of approximately 60,000 kilometers away (37,000 miles).
Raw images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft from the closest flyby of Saturn's moon Rhea have begun streaming to Cassini's raw image page.

At closest approach, Cassini glided within about 69 kilometers (43 miles) of Rhea's surface at 4:53 AM UTC on Jan. 11, which was 8:53 PM Pacific Time on Jan. 10.

To see the raw images, go to http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/photos/raw/ and click on "Search Images."


Jia-Rui C. Cook 818-354-0850
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
jccook@jpl.nasa.gov