South on Rhea
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South on Rhea

South on Rhea

Courtesy of NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA09898


The Cassini spacecraft surveys the south polar region of icy Rhea. Cassini flybys have shown that Rhea is not separated into distinct layers; instead, it appears to be a mixture of approximately 75 percent ices and 25 percent rock and metal. Saturn's second-largest moon, Rhea is 1,528 km (949 mi) wide. The image was taken at a distance of approximately 345,000 km (214,000 mi) from Rhea. Image scale is 2 kilometers (1 mile) per pixel.