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NASA's Cassini spacecraft makes the last flyby of Saturn's moon Rhea

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posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 06:58 AM
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On March 9th, Cassini made the last flyby of Saturn's moon Rhea. Many closeup images were taken, which you can find at saturn.jpl.nasa.gov...

Rhea looks a lot like the Moon



Official story: www.nasa.gov...
saturn.jpl.nasa.gov...

I used the raw b&w images taken through red, green, and blue filters to make this true-colour composite:


Full size: www.pictureshack.us...




posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 07:02 AM
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Cool pictures soon to become desktop wallpapers , thanks for the link



posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 07:58 AM
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Thank you

I do so enjoy seeing what's off planet since I won't ever be able to to see these wonders in person.
It's like a mini vacation for me !



posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 08:14 AM
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Rhea always looked like a golf ball to me.

More so than any other moon. So many small craters that it looks dimpled like one.

Cool pics, thanks for sharing!



posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 10:51 AM
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Originally posted by eriktheawful
Rhea always looked like a golf ball to me.

More so than any other moon. So many small craters that it looks dimpled like one.

Cool pics, thanks for sharing!


Thank you. And maybe it's because Rhea is made mostly of ice (~75%). Rhea is whiter than snow. At higher zoom levels, its surface is covered with countless ice cliffs created by tectonic fracturing. It would make a stunning sight if we could be there on the surface.
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