Icy Rhea: Photos of Saturn's Second-Largest Moon

Titan and Rhea Together

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Saturn's largest and second largest moons, Titan and Rhea, appear to be stacked on top of each other in this true-color scene from NASA's Cassini spacecraft released on Dec. 23, 2013. The north polar hood can be seen on Titan appearing as a detached layer at the top of the moon on the top right. This view looks toward the Saturn-facing side of the smaller Rhea. [Read the Full Story Here]

Cassini Photo of Saturn's Icy Moon Rhea

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft took this raw, unprocessed image of Saturn's moon Rhea on March 10, 2012. The camera was pointing toward Rhea at 26,019 miles (41,873 kilometers) away.

Saturn Moon Rhea's Surface

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This image was taken on March 09, 2013, and received on Earth March 10, 2013, by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The camera was pointing toward Rhea at approximately 1,727 miles (2,779 kilometers) away, and the image was taken using the CL1 and CL2 filters. This image has not been validated or calibrated.

Cassini Spacecraft Photos Show Saturn's 'Blue Moon' in All Its Glory

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A false-color view of Saturn's moon Rhea captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on March 2, 2010. This image shows the side of the moon that always faces the planet. Ultraviolet, green and infrared images were combined into a single picture that isolates and maps regional color differences. This "color map" was then superimposed over a clear-filter image that preserves the relative brightness across the body.

Cassini Image of Rhea

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This image was taken on March 09, 2013, and received on Earth March 10, 2013, by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The camera was pointing toward Rhea at approximately 2,348 miles (3,778 kilometers) away, and the image was taken using the CL1 and CL2 filters. This image has not been validated or calibrated.

Raw Image of Rhea

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This raw, unprocessed image of Rhea was taken on March 9, 2013 and received on Earth March 10, 2013.

Image of Saturn's Moon Rhea

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This raw, unprocessed image of Rhea was taken on March 9, 2013 and received on Earth March 10, 2013. The camera was pointing toward Rhea at approximately 79438 kilometers away, and the image was taken using the CL1 and CL2 filters.

Cassini Raw Image of Rhea

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This raw, unprocessed image of Rhea was taken on March 9, 2013 and received on Earth March 10, 2013. The Cassini Solstice Mission is a joint United States and European endeavor.

Saturn Moon Rhea Limb, Jan. 11, 2011 Cassini flyby

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Saturn's cratered moon Rhea is revealed in this photo from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, taken during its closest flyby of the moon Jan. 11, 2011.

Saturn Moon Rhea Surface Fault Lines

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This picture reveals a close-up of Rhea's surface, scarred by many craters and several long, cross-cutting faults as seen by the Cassini spacecraft on Jan. 11, 2011.

Saturn Moon's Rhea Surface Photos

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In this photo, a low sun angle casts deep shadows on Rhea's crater floors as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during a Jan. 11, 2011 flyby.

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