CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS

Hyperion 'Rev 152' Raw Preview #4
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Hyperion 'Rev 152' Raw Preview #4
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  This raw, unprocessed image of Hyperion was taken on August 25, 2011 and received on Earth August 26, 2011. The camera was pointing toward Hyperion at approximately 38475 kilometers away, and the image was taken using the CL1 and GRN filters. The image has not been validated or calibrated. A validated/calibrated image will be archived with the Planetary Data System in 2012.

The Cassini Solstice Mission is a joint United States and European endeavor. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Cassini orbiter was designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging team consists of scientists from the US, England, France, and Germany. The imaging operations center and team lead (Dr. C. Porco) are based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo.

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Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
Released: August 26, 2011
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Alliance Member Comments
brainiac9129 (Aug 26, 2011 at 3:43 PM):
The "scar" or valley which appeared here is most interesting. I assume that (the valley) is not very deep, as is fully illuminated. Any theories about the kind of material we have here?
Again, congratulations to the team for this wonderful work!