PIA02270: Rhea - Multiple Impact Craters
Target Name: Rhea
Is a satellite of: Saturn
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 1
Instrument: VG ISS - Narrow Angle
Product Size: 796 x 796 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P23102
Addition Date: 2000-05-23
Primary Data Set: Voyager EDRs
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Original Caption Released with Image:
Multiple impact craters are seen on the ancient surface of Saturn's moon Rhea in this picture taken by Voyager 1 on Nov. 12, 1980 at a range of 73,000 kilometers (45,000 miles). The craters closely resemble those on Mercury and Earth's Moon. Many of the craters have central peaks formed by rebound of the floor during the explosive formation of the crater. The craters are old and degraded by later impacts. Crater diameters seen are as large as approximately 75 kilometers (45 miles). Many have sharp rims and appear relatively fresh while others are very shallow and have subdued rims, indicative of their antiquity. The Voyager Project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
2000-05-23