CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS
Revisiting the Splat

Revisiting the Splat
PIA 08148

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  Rhea shows off her bright, fresh-looking impact crater in this Cassini view taken during a close approach. For a high-resolution view of this crater, taken during a much closer encounter, see PIA07764.

The view is toward the leading hemisphere on Rhea (1,528 kilometers, 949 miles across). North is up.

The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Feb. 24, 2006 at a distance of approximately 343,000 kilometers (213,000 miles) from Rhea and at a Sun-Rhea-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 27 degrees. Image scale is 2 kilometers (1 mile) per pixel.

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 Cassini-Huygens mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. 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-Huygens mission, visit and the Cassini imaging team home page,

Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Released: April 21, 2006 (PIA 08148)
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