Author Topic: Cassini makes final Rhea flyby  (Read 1569 times)

Offline PopeyesPappy

Cassini makes final Rhea flyby
« on: March 17, 2013, 12:24:12 PM »
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has made its fourth and final close flyby of Saturn's second largest moon Rhea. The probe came within 640 miles of the moon and snapped a dozen closeup images.





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Offline Plu

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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2013, 12:45:17 PM »
Fascinating. Awe inspiring to see a human built camera going out to take a picture of a fast moving object 1,2 billion miles  away from Earth and being able to get near enough to take close-ups. And people say math is pointless :)
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2013, 06:11:58 PM »
You can see the Rhea Monorail line in that second picture.
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Offline Colanth

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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2013, 08:33:39 PM »
There's no scale, but there's a rill (that's what it looks like) pretty much like that on our own moon.
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2013, 01:24:37 AM »
Rill hopping time? Pluto Nash anyone?
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