Rhea Transits Saturn

These images were taken of Rhea as it (and Cassini) sped across Saturn’s globe on August 30, 2007. The near-natural color images were composed from raw near-infrared, green and ultraviolet filtered files made available on the NASA-Cassini website. Some of the details may have been enhanced through the use of infrared and ultraviolet in place of red and blue… but they have been adjusted to reflect what we assume is closer to actual natural color. Rhea in Transit 01From approximately 93,823 km.

Rhea in Transit 02From approximately 78,967 km.

Rhea in Transit 03From approximately 53,788 km.