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North on Rhea
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North on Rhea

February 4, 2008

The Cassini spacecraft looks down onto middle northern latitudes on Rhea. The large Tirawa basin is seen on the terminator at right. Lit terrain seen here is primarily on the trailing side of Rhea (1,528 kilometers, or 949 miles across). North is up.

The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Dec. 17, 2007. The view was obtained at a distance of approximately 539,000 kilometers (335,000 miles) from Rhea and at a Sun-Rhea-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 79 degrees. Image scale is 3 kilometers (2 miles) per pixel.



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