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Rhea 'Rev 183' Raw Preview #6
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Rhea 'Rev 183' Raw Preview #6
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  This raw, unprocessed image of Rhea was taken on March 9, 2013 and received on Earth March 10, 2013. The camera was pointing toward Rhea at approximately 3778 kilometers away, and the image was taken using the CL1 and CL2 filters. The image has not been validated or calibrated. A validated/calibrated image will be archived with the Planetary Data System in 2014.

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/SSI
Released: March 11, 2013
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Alliance Member Comments
stowaway (Mar 28, 2013 at 12:28 PM):
...quite the "looker"
Mercury_3488 (Mar 12, 2013 at 1:45 AM):
What you want to do is rotate that amazing image 90 degrees to the right or clockwise. It is stunning, looks like that you are not far above that ancient, cratered surface.

It is a lovely perspective image too.

That image is not grainy then, it is very sharp indeed.

Do we know what the resolution is or what the actual dimensions are shown there?

Andrew R Brown.
jsc248 (Mar 11, 2013 at 2:13 PM):
Looks like a couple of "eyeball" craters in this slightly grainy raw image of Rhea's surface. Fantastic image!!

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