Dione's large crater, Evander, appears here half in shadow, throwing its topography into sharp relief as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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Evander Half in Shadow

Dione's large crater, Evander, appears here half in shadow, throwing its topography into sharp relief. Evander is centered at about 57 degrees South latitude, 145 degrees West longitude and can also be seen in the Dione south polar map featured in PIA12579 (see also PIA12728).

Lit terrain seen here is on the anti-Saturn hemisphere of Dione. North on Dione is up and rotated 25 degrees to the left. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Aug. 22, 2013.

The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 870,000 miles (1.4 million kilometers) from Dione. Image scale is 5 miles (8 kilometers) per pixel.

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging operations center is based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo.

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov and http://www.nasa.gov/cassini. The Cassini imaging team homepage is at http://ciclops.org.

Image details

ID#:
PIA17165

Date added:
2014-05-26

Target:
Dione

Mission:
Cassini-Huygens

Spacecraft:
Cassini Orbiter

Instruments:
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute