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Cassini’s Captures Image Of Rhea Coming Down

January 13, 2011

Raw images obtained by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft from the closest flyby of Saturn’s moon Rhea have begun streaming to Cassini’s raw image page.

At closest approach, Cassini glided within about 69 kilometers (43 miles) of Rhea’s surface at 4:53 AM UTC on Jan. 11, which was 10:53 PM Pacific Time on Jan. 10.

To see the raw images, go to http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/photos/raw/ and click on “Search Images.”

Image Caption: NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured this raw image of Saturn’s icy moon Rhea in the foreground. This wide-angle image was taken on Jan. 11, 2011, from a distance of approximately 60,000 kilometers away (37,000 miles). Image credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute




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