A global digital map of Rhea

Photojournal: PIA12821

May 2, 2011

This global digital map of Rhea was created using data taken during Cassini and Voyager spacecraft flybys.

The map is an equidistant projection and has a scale of 417 meters (1,370 feet) per pixel in the full size version. The mean radius of Rhea used for projection of this map is 764.1 kilometers (474.8 miles).

This map is an update to the version released in February 2010 (see Map of Rhea - February 2010). This map contains data from Cassini's Jan. 11, 2011, flyby of Rhea. This map was created using primarily Cassini images. Six Voyager images fill gaps in Cassini's coverage of the north pole.

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.

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov or http://www.nasa.gov/cassini . The Cassini imaging team homepage is at http://ciclops.org .

Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

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