View Full Version : Saturn's Ice Moon.....

27-04-04, 22:57

Whilst (impatiently!) waiting for fresh data from Cassini, here's another archive pic, this time from Rhea.

Rhea is the second largest moon of Saturn, behind Titan, and the largest without an atmosphere. It is composed mostly of water ice, but has a small rocky core. Rhea's rotation and orbit are locked together (just like Earth's Moon) so that one side always faces Saturn.
A consequence of this is that one side always leads the other.

Rhea's leading surface is much more heavily cratered than its trailing surface. The above photograph was taken with the Voyager 1 spacecraft.

Photo Credit: Voyager, NASA; Copyright: Calvin J. Hamilton

tlr online
27-04-04, 23:00
Sure is purdy. Read on BBC scientists have found a new mineral compound on our moon.

27-04-04, 23:06
Yep, but green cheese ain't new! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif

Don't miss the total eclipse of the Moon (OUR Moon!) on 4th May! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

tlr online
27-04-04, 23:20
Noted. Ta! Full moon is always a high tide down here. Great time to be on the beach. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

27-04-04, 23:25
Yeah! Go on, strum the strings of nostalgia!

Ryde beach.....summer breeze.....coupla dozen cans in the coolbox...... ;)

Pity about the view from Ryde though! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

tlr online
27-04-04, 23:28
LOL! Just remember whose side the cannons are on http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

27-04-04, 23:35
I know, I used to dive in the solent and the cannon balls are still down there! :rolleyes:

28-04-04, 14:44
WOW!! RobBo you must like outer space stuff!!

28-04-04, 22:35
yeah RobBo - im starting to think you have a bit of a thing for space ;)

I have an interest, but not an active one - more of a passive interest... if someone has something to say about space - i'll sit up and listen http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Bring on the news - its been interesting reading http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif