August 16, 2004
This view of Saturn's icy moon Rhea shows hints of its heavily cratered surface, including a bright feature near the terminator (day-night boundary). Cassini was, at the time, speeding away from the Saturn system on its initial long, looping orbit. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow angle camera on July 15, 2004, from a distance of about 5.1 million kilometers (3.2 million miles) from Rhea. The Sun-Rhea-spacecraft, or phase angle of the image is 90 degrees. The image scale is 31 kilometers (19 miles) per pixel. The image has been magnified by a factor of two to aid visibility.
Topics: Moons of Saturn, Astronomy, Planetary science, Technology Internet, Environment, Tirawa, Rhea, Cassini–Huygens, Saturn, Spaceflight