Icy Moonlight
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Icy Moonlight

February 10, 2008

The Cassini spacecraft examines the icy, crater-saturated face of Rhea.

This view looks toward the anti-Saturn side of Rhea (1,528 kilometers, or 949 miles across). North is up.

The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Dec. 21, 2007 using a spectral filter sensitive to wavelengths of ultraviolet light centered at 338 nanometers. The view was obtained at a distance of approximately 890,000 kilometers (553,000 miles) from Rhea and at a Sun-Rhea-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 16 degrees. Image scale is 5 kilometers (3 miles) per pixel.

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