NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured beautiful raw images of Saturn's second-largest moon, Rhea, and were able to observe two large impact basins on its surface.
The distinctive images of Rhea were taken on March 10 during a flyby at a distance of 26,000 miles (42,000 kilometers). The moon's cratered surface is now more distinct to scientists who now have frame mosaics of Rhea's leading hemisphere and the portion of the moon that looks away from Saturn.
NASA noted that observations showed two impact basins and the 29-miles ray crater Inktomi, which is one of the youngest surface features on Rhea's icy surface.
Rhea has a diameter of about 950 miles and is said to be less than a third of the size of Titan, the planet's largest moon. See all of Cassini's raw images here.
The Cassini-Huygens mission is a project between NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency.