Tuesday, August 30, 2005

New Rhea Image: Tirawa at Twilight

CICLOPS released this processed view of Saturn's moon Rhea today. This image was taken on August 13 from a distance of 2 million kilometers and has a resolution of 12 km/pixel (though the processed view has been magnified by two times to aid visibility). This view of Rhea is centered just west of a prominent ray crater on the surface of Rhea. Near the terminator, to the northwest, is a 360-km wide impact basin known as Tirawa. Based on Voyager measurements, Tirawa is 5 km deep.


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