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Rhea

Rhea was discovered by G. Cassini in 1672. Rhea is the 5th farthest moon from Saturn, with a standoff distance of 527,040 km. It is one of the icy moons, similar to the Galilean satellites. Rhea is about as wide as the state of California is long, with a width of 1500 km (1000 miles).

Rhea is heavily cratered across its leading hemisphere but has wispy white streaks across its trailing hemisphere's surface. In appearance, this moon looks very much like Dione, Enceladus, and Tethys, and is the biggest of the four.

Last modified January 19, 2001 by Jennifer Bergman.

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