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Saturn Moon Surface Revealed In Nasa Pics

13 March 2012
Saturn Moon Surface Revealed In Nasa Pics
Saturn Moon Surface Revealed In Nasa Pics

New images of Saturn's second-largest moon have been released by Nasa.


The pictures of the moon Rhea unveiled by the space agency were captured by the international Cassini spacecraft during a recent fly-by.

Taken on March 10 from 26,000 miles away, the photographs show two huge impact basins and other geologic features on Rhea's icy surface.

Cassini, funded by Nasa and the European and Italian space agencies, was launched in 1997.

It reached Saturn in 2004 and has been studying the ringed planet and its numerous moons.

:: The photos emerged as Jupiter and Venus appeared side-by-side in the night sky.