PIA12561: Map of Rhea - February 2010
Target Name: Rhea
Is a satellite of: Saturn
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem
Product Size: 2880 x 1440 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Cassini Imaging Team
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This global digital map of Rhea was created using data taken during Cassini and Voyager spacecraft flybys.

The map is an equidistant projection and has a scale of 417 meters (1,400 feet) per pixel in the full size version. The mean radius of Rhea used for projection of this map is 764.1 kilometers (474.8 miles).

This map is an update to the version released in December 2006. See PIA08343. This map is the first of Rhea to be created using mostly only Cassini images. Six Voyager images fill gaps in Cassini's coverage of the north pole.

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging operations center is based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo.

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit http://www.nasa.gov/cassini and http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov. The Cassini imaging team homepage is at http://ciclops.org .

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Image Addition Date:
2010-03-03