CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS
Map of Rhea - November 2009

This global digital map of Saturn's moon Rhea was created using data obtained by NASA's Cassini and Voyager spacecraft.

The map is an equidistant projection and has a scale of 417 meters (1,400 feet) per pixel in the full size version. The mean radius of Rhea used for projection of this map is 764.1 kilometers (474.8 miles).

This map is an update to the version released in February 2010 (see PIA12561). The title of that older version ("Map of Rhea - February 2010") denotes the month the map was released, not when the data in the map were collected. The title of this new version reflects when the most recent data used in the map were captured. The newest data were used to improve coverage north of the equator between about 250 degrees west longitude and 300 degrees west longitude.

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

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.

For more information about the Cassini Solstice Mission visit, and

Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Released: December 21, 2010 (PIA 12803)
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  Map of Rhea - November 2009
PIA 12803

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Map of Rhea - November 2009
PIA 12803

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