This raw, unprocessed image of Saturn's moon Rhea was taken on Jan. 11, 2011, during the “R-3” flyby. The flyby returned Cassini's best imaging of Rhea to date. At closest approach, Cassini flew just 76 kilometers (47 miles) above terrain in Rhea's far southern latitudes.
This image has not been validated or calibrated. A validated/calibrated image will be archived with the NASA Planetary Data System in 2012.
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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 mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging team is based at the Space Science Institute, Boulder, Colo.
Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute