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 (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Producer ID:  P23102
 Addition Date:  2000-05-23
 Primary Data Set:  Voyager EDRs
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA02270.tif (527.9 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA02270.jpg (129 kB)

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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.

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