Saturn

December 16, 2004

This computer rendering shows the surface of Rhea, Saturn's second largest
satellite behind Titan. Like Dione and Iapetus, there is a noticeable
difference between the two hemispheres of the satellite. Rhea is a densely
cratered satellite, and this image shows two of the most prominent craters,
Izanagi (the larger) and Izanami (the smaller), which partially overlap.
These craters are well into the southern hemisphere. Saturn is seen on the
horizon, and a small meteor is seen striking the surface inside the Izanagi
crater.

This image was created at JPL using KPT Bryce, animation software
developed by Jim Blinn, and Adobe Photoshop.


For a high resolution image, click here.

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