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A Rare Glimpse Of Rhea's Warped Horizon

Illustration for article titled A Rare Glimpse Of Rheas Warped Horizon

Saturn’s icy moon Rhea, which measures a mere 949 miles (1,527 km) across, features an irregularly shaped landscape battered by craters. This new image taken by the Cassini spacecraft shows the tortured surface in glorious detail.

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This picture was captured by Cassini at a distance of 35,000 miles (56,000 km) on February 10, 2015.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute.

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theideabird
theideabird

I wish I had a sense of how this landscape would feel underfoot. How high are the crate walls? I'm guessing I could bounce into orbit if I wasn't careful.