Shadowy Rhea Craters
January 13, 2011
This raw image obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Saturn's moon Rhea shows an old, cratered surface seen with a low sun angle, casting deep shadows on the crater floors. Cassini's wide-angle camera was about 100 kilometers (60 miles) away from Rhea's surface.
This image has not been validated or calibrated. A validated/calibrated image will be archived with the NASA Planetary Data System in 2012.
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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.
Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute