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Accustomed to Her Face

Accustomed to Her Face June 26, 2007 After nearly three years at Saturn, the Cassini spacecraft continues to observe the planet's retinue of icy moons, seeing exciting details with every orbit. Rhea's cratered face attests to its great age, while its bright wisps hint at tectonic activity in the past. This view looks toward the moon's Saturn-facing hemisphere. North on Rhea (1,528 kilometers, or 949 miles across) is up and rotated about 8 degrees to the right.

Saturn’s rings photographed by Voyager 2 (false color) via NASA. The wonders of the universe, space oddities, stars, planets, cosmos, galaxies, nebulas and cosmic inclinations.

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Colors of the Innermost Planet, Mercury

Colors of the Innermost Planet: This image of Mercury was produced by using images from the color base map during MESSENGER's primary mission. These colors are not what Mercury would look like to the human eye, but rather the colors enhance the chemical, mineralogical, and physical differences between the rocks that make up Mercury's surface. Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington. #Mercury #Geology #nasa

shows a quasar that has been gravitationally lensed by a galaxy in the foreground, which can be seen as a faint shape around the two bright images of the quasar.