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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Helene in enhanced color

Filed under pretty pictures, Cassini, amateur image processing, Saturn's small moons, global views, Saturn's moons

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Helene in enhanced color Cassini flew within 7,000 kilometers of Helene, Rhea's leading co-orbital satellite, on June 18, 2011. The Saturn-facing hemisphere of the moon is covered with strange gully-like features that probably represent slides of dry material into local topographic lows.

NASA / JPL / SSI / color composite by Gordan Ugarkovic

Copyright holder: Gordan Ugarkovic

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Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about June 18, 2011

 

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