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A Rare Glimpse Of Rhea's Warped Horizon

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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.


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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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.