Rhea

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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