CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS
Rhea 'Rev 143' Raw Preview #1

Rhea 'Rev 143' Raw Preview #1
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  This raw, unprocessed image of Rhea was taken on January 11, 2011 and received on Earth January 12, 2011. The camera was pointing toward Rhea at approximately 59938 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 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/Space Science Institute
Released: January 12, 2011
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Alliance Member Comments
NeKto (Jan 24, 2011 at 11:19 AM):
It amazes me how often good science has generated extremely artistic composition throughout this mission. This is another example. Great image!
bruno.thiery (Jan 22, 2011 at 2:57 AM):
That one gives somes sense of depth, doesn't it?
Thanks for this nice posting.
enceladus5 (Jan 13, 2011 at 11:04 AM):
Nice shot of Rhea with the added bonus of the rings and 3 other moons. Way to go Cassini!