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The Rhea atlas



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The Rhea atlas
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Presented here is an example of the complete set of 15 cartographic map sheets from a high-resolution Rhea atlas, a project of the Cassini Imaging Team that has been implemented by cartographers at the Institute of Planetary Research at the German Aerospace Center, DLR.

The map sheets form a 15-quadrangle series covering the entire surface of Rhea at a nominal scale of 1:1,500,000. Most of the data for the map was acquired with Cassini's Imaging Science Subsystem; some images from the Voyager missions of 1980 and 1981 complete the atlas. The mean radius of Rhea used for projection of the maps is 764.1 kilometres. Names for features have been approved by the International Astronomical Union, IAU. They are derived from characters and places in creation myths, with an emphasis on Asian nations.
Credit: NASA/JPL/SSI/DLR.