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Rhea Polar Maps - February 2010
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Rhea Polar Maps - February 2010
PIA 12562

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North Pole Labeled Full Size 11338x11338:
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PNG 25.6 MB
TIFF 31.9 MB

Quarter Size 2835x2835:
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North Pole Unlabeled Full Size 7334x7334:
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Rhea Polar Maps - February 2010
PIA 12563

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South Pole Labeled Full Size 11338x11338:
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PNG 25.9 MB
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South Pole Unlabeled Full Size 7334x7334:
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  The northern and southern hemispheres of Rhea are seen in these polar stereographic maps, mosaicked from the best-available Cassini and Voyager images.

Six Voyager images fill in gaps in Cassini's coverage of the moon's north pole.

Each map is centered on one of the poles, and surface coverage extends to the equator. Grid lines show latitude and longitude in 30-degree increments. The scale in the full-size versions of these maps is 417 meters (1,400 feet) per pixel. The mean radius of Rhea used for projection of these maps is 764.1 kilometers (474.8 miles).

The Cassini Equinox 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.

For more information about the Cassini Equinox Mission visit, and

Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Released: February 9, 2010 (PIA 12562, 12563)
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