This image shows Saturn above Rhea’s horizon and is an artistic combination of the following two images:
- Saturn with the big white storm on its northern hemisphere, taken by the Cassini spacecraft on January 02, 2011, from a mean distance of 2,556,958 kilometers.
Raw images taken using CB2, GRN and BL1 filters were combined to create this color view.
The color composite was rotated 180 degrees, cropped, downsized and blurred using Gaussian blur.
- The surface of Saturn’s moon Rhea, taken by the Cassini spacecraft on January 11, 2011,
from a distance of about 200 kilometers.
The image was rotated 127 degrees counterclockwise, cropped, sharpened and slightly colorized.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute/Montage by astroarts.orgoff
The high-resolution images for this 16-frame mosaic across Rhea’s trailing hemisphere were taken by the Cassini spacecraft on November 21, 2009, during its 24,455-kilometer non-targeted encounter with Saturn’s second largest moon. The mosaic shows Rhea’s bright wispy terrain, marked by sets of tectonically formed ice cliffs similar to those of Saturn’s moon Dione, and a part of a large impact basin at the bottom.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute/Mosaic by astroarts.orgoff
Craters imprinted upon other craters record the long history of impacts endured by Saturn’s moon Rhea. This view looks toward the mid-southern latitudes of the Saturn-facing side of Rhea (1,528 kilometers across). The image was taken by Cassini’s narrow-angle camera on October 13, 2009, from a distance of approximately 45,000 kilometers. Image scale is 262 meters per pixel.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute/astroarts.orgoff