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New images released of Saturn's second largest moon


Staff writers
March 13, 2012 — New images were released by NASA on Monday and show different views of Saturn's second largest moon Rhea.


Photos capture different views of the moon Rhea
Photos capture different views of the moon Rhea

The photos were captured by the international Cassini spacecraft during a flyby over the weekend.

They reveal new views of the moon Rhea and bring the side of the moon that faces away from the planet into sharper focus.

The observations included two large impact basins as well as a crater, which is one of the youngest surface features on Rhea.

Cassini was funded by NASA and the European and Italian space agencies and was launched in 1997. It reached Saturn in 2004 and has been studying the ringed planet and its moons ever since.

With files from The Associated Press

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