Rhea, The Ninth Largest Moon in The Solar System is one of the moons of the planet Saturn; in fact Rhea is The Second Largest Moon orbiting Saturn. Rhea also goes by the name Saturn V. Rhea has a mass of 2.3065 ×1021 kilograms, a surface area of 7,337,000 kilometers squared and a diameter of 1527.6±2.0 kilometers. Rhea takes 4.5 Earth Days to revolve around Saturn.
Profile of Rhea
The Moon Rhea, was discovered in Late December of 1672 by Italian Astronomer, Giovanni Domenico Cassini. Apart from being the second largest moon of Saturn, Rhea was also the second moon assini discovered in his Astronomical Career. Rhea has an average orbital speed of 8.48 kilometers per second, a surface gravity of 0.254 m/s² and an escape velocity of 0.635 km/s or 0.394 miles per second or 1418.4 mph(miles per hour). Rhea has a zero axial tilt and a surface temperature of between 53 Kelvin to 99 Kelvin.
The goddess Rhea
Rhea, The Moon, gets its name from The Traditional Classical World Religion's Titaness Rhea. Rhea was the daughter of The Earth goddess, Gaia, and The Sky god, Father Sky, Uranus. Rhea was also older sister of The Titan Cronus, Father Time, the father of The King of The gods, Zeus; so she would be aunt of Zeus. Also, though she was the wife of Cronus and in turn, Zeus was also her son. Cronus was foretold by his parents Gaia and Uranus, that he himself would be overthrown by his offspring. To prevent this proficy, he ate all of his children after being born. This made Rhea very upset and when her youngest son, Zeus, was born, she hid him away and fed Cronus a BIg Rock covered in a blanket. Her act would lead to Cronus's and The Titans defeat by Zeus and The Olympic gods including the one's Cronus ate.
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