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Although the crack-like features seen here on Dione's surface appear wispy and faded, they are in reality a series of geologically fresh fractures as seen in this images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Although the crack-like features seen here on Dione's surface appear wispy and faded, they are in reality a series of geologically fresh fractures as seen in this images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

The Wisps of Dione

Although the crack-like features seen here on Dione's surface appear wispy and faded, they are in reality a series of geologically fresh fractures as seen in this images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: Dione
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 913 x 913
ID#: PIA17149
Added: 2014-02-17

Views: 282

The Wisps of Dione

Although the crack-like features seen here on Dione's surface appear wispy and faded, they are in reality a series of geologically fresh fractures as seen in this images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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This image, taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows Dione's twin craters Romulus and Remus (just above-right of center), like their semi-divine namesakes, standing together. Also seen is Dido, the larger crater featuring a central peak.
This image, taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows Dione's twin craters Romulus and Remus (just above-right of center), like their semi-divine namesakes, standing together. Also seen is Dido, the larger crater featuring a central peak.

Dione From a Distance

This image, taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows Dione's twin craters Romulus and Remus (just above-right of center), like their semi-divine namesakes, standing together. Also seen is Dido, the larger crater featuring a central peak.

Target: Dione
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 1005 x 1005
ID#: PIA17126
Added: 2013-09-02

Views: 796

Dione From a Distance

This image, taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows Dione's twin craters Romulus and Remus (just above-right of center), like their semi-divine namesakes, standing together. Also seen is Dido, the larger crater featuring a central peak.

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In this recent view of Dione, the Cassini spacecraft looks on as the moon's slow rotation brings the terrain from day into night. Dione's rotation period is 66 hours.
In this recent view of Dione, the Cassini spacecraft looks on as the moon's slow rotation brings the terrain from day into night. Dione's rotation period is 66 hours.

Dusk on Dione

In this recent view of Dione, the Cassini spacecraft looks on as the moon's slow rotation brings the terrain from day into night. Dione's rotation period is 66 hours.

Target: Dione
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 1022 x 1022
ID#: PIA14665
Added: 2013-06-17

Views: 862

Dusk on Dione

In this recent view of Dione, the Cassini spacecraft looks on as the moon's slow rotation brings the terrain from day into night. Dione's rotation period is 66 hours.

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This image, which is composed of data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows the topography of a mountain known as Janiculum Dorsa on the Saturnian moon Dione.
This image, which is composed of data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows the topography of a mountain known as Janiculum Dorsa on the Saturnian moon Dione.

Buckling Under the Weight

This image, which is composed of data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows the topography of a mountain known as Janiculum Dorsa on the Saturnian moon Dione.

Target: Dione
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem
Size: 1591 x 1959
ID#: PIA17032
Added: 2013-05-29

Views: 1200

Buckling Under the Weight

This image, which is composed of data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows the topography of a mountain known as Janiculum Dorsa on the Saturnian moon Dione.

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The famed wispy terrain on Saturn's moon Dione is front and center in this recent image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The 'wisps' are fresh fractures on the trailing hemisphere of the moon's icy surface.
The famed wispy terrain on Saturn's moon Dione is front and center in this recent image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The 'wisps' are fresh fractures on the trailing hemisphere of the moon's icy surface.

Wispy Terrain on Dione

The famed wispy terrain on Saturn's moon Dione is front and center in this recent image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The 'wisps' are fresh fractures on the trailing hemisphere of the moon's icy surface.

Target: Dione
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 1018 x 1018
ID#: PIA14650
Added: 2013-03-04

Views: 1333

Wispy Terrain on Dione

The famed wispy terrain on Saturn's moon Dione is front and center in this recent image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The 'wisps' are fresh fractures on the trailing hemisphere of the moon's icy surface.

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks at an example of a ray crater on the leading hemisphere of Saturn's moon Dione. The ray crater is in the upper-left of the image and ejecta rays show up as brighter material emanating from the crater.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks at an example of a ray crater on the leading hemisphere of Saturn's moon Dione. The ray crater is in the upper-left of the image and ejecta rays show up as brighter material emanating from the crater.

Dione Ray Crater

NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks at an example of a ray crater on the leading hemisphere of Saturn's moon Dione. The ray crater is in the upper-left of the image and ejecta rays show up as brighter material emanating from the crater.

Target: Dione
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 816 x 816
ID#: PIA14628
Added: 2012-10-01

Views: 1569

Dione Ray Crater

NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks at an example of a ray crater on the leading hemisphere of Saturn's moon Dione. The ray crater is in the upper-left of the image and ejecta rays show up as brighter material emanating from the crater.

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Ejected material appears bright around some of Dione's craters in the image taken during NASA's Cassini spacecraft's flyby of the moon on March 28, 2012.
Ejected material appears bright around some of Dione's craters in the image taken during NASA's Cassini spacecraft's flyby of the moon on March 28, 2012.

Bright Ejecta

Ejected material appears bright around some of Dione's craters in the image taken during NASA's Cassini spacecraft's flyby of the moon on March 28, 2012.

Target: Dione
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 1016 x 1016
ID#: PIA14616
Added: 2012-07-09

Views: 1748

Bright Ejecta

Ejected material appears bright around some of Dione's craters in the image taken during NASA's Cassini spacecraft's flyby of the moon on March 28, 2012.

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The northern and southern hemispheres of Dione are seen in these polar stereographic maps, mosaicked from images from NASA's Cassini mission. Each map is centered on one of the poles and surface coverage extends to the equator.
The northern and southern hemispheres of Dione are seen in these polar stereographic maps, mosaicked from images from NASA's Cassini mission. Each map is centered on one of the poles and surface coverage extends to the equator.

Map of Dione - December 2011

The northern and southern hemispheres of Dione are seen in these polar stereographic maps, mosaicked from images from NASA's Cassini mission. Each map is centered on one of the poles and surface coverage extends to the equator.

Target: Dione
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem
Size: 2805 x 2805
ID#: PIA14915
Added: 2012-05-23

Views: 1965

Map of Dione - December 2011

The northern and southern hemispheres of Dione are seen in these polar stereographic maps, mosaicked from images from NASA's Cassini mission. Each map is centered on one of the poles and surface coverage extends to the equator.

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This global map of Saturn's moon Dione was created using images taken during flybys by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This global map of Saturn's moon Dione was created using images taken during flybys by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
This global map of Saturn's moon Dione was created using images taken during flybys by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This global map of Saturn's moon Dione was created using images taken during flybys by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Dione Polar Maps - December 2011

This global map of Saturn's moon Dione was created using images taken during flybys by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This global map of Saturn's moon Dione was created using images taken during flybys by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: Dione
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem
Size: 12405 x 7043
ID#: PIA14914
Added: 2012-05-23

Views: 2528

Dione Polar Maps - December 2011

This global map of Saturn's moon Dione was created using images taken during flybys by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This global map of Saturn's moon Dione was created using images taken during flybys by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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Saturn's moon Mimas peeks out from behind the night side of the larger moon Dione in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during the Dione flyby of Dec. 12, 2011.
Saturn's moon Mimas peeks out from behind the night side of the larger moon Dione in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during the Dione flyby of Dec. 12, 2011.

Past Night

Saturn's moon Mimas peeks out from behind the night side of the larger moon Dione in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during the Dione flyby of Dec. 12, 2011.

Target: Dione
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 1020 x 1020
ID#: PIA14592
Added: 2012-01-23

Views: 2109

Past Night

Saturn's moon Mimas peeks out from behind the night side of the larger moon Dione in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during the Dione flyby of Dec. 12, 2011.

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Flying past Saturn's moon Dione, NASA's Cassini captured this view which includes two smaller moons, Epimetheus and Prometheus, near the planet's rings.
Flying past Saturn's moon Dione, NASA's Cassini captured this view which includes two smaller moons, Epimetheus and Prometheus, near the planet's rings.

Closest Dione Flyby

Flying past Saturn's moon Dione, NASA's Cassini captured this view which includes two smaller moons, Epimetheus and Prometheus, near the planet's rings.

Target: Dione
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 1012 x 1012
ID#: PIA14590
Added: 2012-01-16

Views: 2557

Closest Dione Flyby

Flying past Saturn's moon Dione, NASA's Cassini captured this view which includes two smaller moons, Epimetheus and Prometheus, near the planet's rings.

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft examines the anti-Saturnian side of Dione and shows the cratered surface east of the moon's distinctive wispy terrain which consists of bright cliffs on the moon's trailing hemisphere.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft examines the anti-Saturnian side of Dione and shows the cratered surface east of the moon's distinctive wispy terrain which consists of bright cliffs on the moon's trailing hemisphere.

East of Wisps

NASA's Cassini spacecraft examines the anti-Saturnian side of Dione and shows the cratered surface east of the moon's distinctive wispy terrain which consists of bright cliffs on the moon's trailing hemisphere.

Target: Dione
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 512 x 512
ID#: PIA14586
Added: 2011-12-12

Views: 2665

East of Wisps

NASA's Cassini spacecraft examines the anti-Saturnian side of Dione and shows the cratered surface east of the moon's distinctive wispy terrain which consists of bright cliffs on the moon's trailing hemisphere.

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The latest version of a complete set of cartographic map sheets from a high-resolution Dione atlas was released today by the Cassini Imaging Team. Full photomosaic maps are available at the Photojournal.
The latest version of a complete set of cartographic map sheets from a high-resolution Dione atlas was released today by the Cassini Imaging Team. Full photomosaic maps are available at the Photojournal.

The Dione Atlas

The latest version of a complete set of cartographic map sheets from a high-resolution Dione atlas was released today by the Cassini Imaging Team. Full photomosaic maps are available at the Photojournal.

Target: Dione
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem
Size: 3087 x 2024
ID#: PIA12827
Added: 2011-09-28

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The Dione Atlas

The latest version of a complete set of cartographic map sheets from a high-resolution Dione atlas was released today by the Cassini Imaging Team. Full photomosaic maps are available at the Photojournal.

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Saturn's moon Dione coasts along in its orbit appearing in front of its parent planet in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The wispy terrain on the trailing hemisphere of Dione can be seen on the left of the moon here.
Saturn's moon Dione coasts along in its orbit appearing in front of its parent planet in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The wispy terrain on the trailing hemisphere of Dione can be seen on the left of the moon here.

Dione Up Front

Saturn's moon Dione coasts along in its orbit appearing in front of its parent planet in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The wispy terrain on the trailing hemisphere of Dione can be seen on the left of the moon here.

Target: Dione
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 1016 x 1016
ID#: PIA14572
Added: 2011-09-05

Views: 2633

Dione Up Front

Saturn's moon Dione coasts along in its orbit appearing in front of its parent planet in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The wispy terrain on the trailing hemisphere of Dione can be seen on the left of the moon here.

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Saturn's fourth largest moon, Dione, appears like a solitary ornament suspended above the rings in view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The rings are closer to Cassini in this view, with Dione more distant.
Saturn's fourth largest moon, Dione, appears like a solitary ornament suspended above the rings in view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The rings are closer to Cassini in this view, with Dione more distant.

Dione Decoration

Saturn's fourth largest moon, Dione, appears like a solitary ornament suspended above the rings in view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The rings are closer to Cassini in this view, with Dione more distant.

Target: Dione
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 1018 x 457
ID#: PIA14570
Added: 2011-08-22

Views: 2285

Dione Decoration

Saturn's fourth largest moon, Dione, appears like a solitary ornament suspended above the rings in view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The rings are closer to Cassini in this view, with Dione more distant.

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The northern and southern hemispheres of Dione are seen in these polar stereographic maps of the south pole, mosaicked from the best-available clear-filter images from NASA's Cassini and Voyager missions.
The northern and southern hemispheres of Dione are seen in these polar stereographic maps of the south pole, mosaicked from the best-available clear-filter images from NASA's Cassini and Voyager missions.

Dione Polar Maps - October 2010

The northern and southern hemispheres of Dione are seen in these polar stereographic maps of the south pole, mosaicked from the best-available clear-filter images from NASA's Cassini and Voyager missions.

Target: Dione
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem
Size: 14667 x 14667
ID#: PIA12816
Added: 2011-02-18

Views: 3000

Dione Polar Maps - October 2010

The northern and southern hemispheres of Dione are seen in these polar stereographic maps of the south pole, mosaicked from the best-available clear-filter images from NASA's Cassini and Voyager missions.

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The northern and southern hemispheres of Dione are seen in these polar stereographic maps of the north pole, mosaicked from the best-available clear-filter images from NASA's Cassini and Voyager missions.
The northern and southern hemispheres of Dione are seen in these polar stereographic maps of the north pole, mosaicked from the best-available clear-filter images from NASA's Cassini and Voyager missions.

Dione Polar Maps - October 2010

The northern and southern hemispheres of Dione are seen in these polar stereographic maps of the north pole, mosaicked from the best-available clear-filter images from NASA's Cassini and Voyager missions.

Target: Dione
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem
Size: 14667 x 14667
ID#: PIA12815
Added: 2011-02-18

Views: 2958

Dione Polar Maps - October 2010

The northern and southern hemispheres of Dione are seen in these polar stereographic maps of the north pole, mosaicked from the best-available clear-filter images from NASA's Cassini and Voyager missions.

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Wispy terrain reflects sunlight brightly in the lower left of this NASA Cassini image of the northern latitudes of Saturn's moon Dione.
Wispy terrain reflects sunlight brightly in the lower left of this NASA Cassini image of the northern latitudes of Saturn's moon Dione.

Trailing Wisps

Wispy terrain reflects sunlight brightly in the lower left of this NASA Cassini image of the northern latitudes of Saturn's moon Dione.

Target: Dione
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 1018 x 1018
ID#: PIA12752
Added: 2011-02-07

Views: 2498

Trailing Wisps

Wispy terrain reflects sunlight brightly in the lower left of this NASA Cassini image of the northern latitudes of Saturn's moon Dione.

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Saturn's 'wispy' moon Dione lies in front of the cratered surface of the moon Tethys, as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Dione is closest to the spacecraft here.
Saturn's 'wispy' moon Dione lies in front of the cratered surface of the moon Tethys, as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Dione is closest to the spacecraft here.

Wisps Before Craters

Saturn's 'wispy' moon Dione lies in front of the cratered surface of the moon Tethys, as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Dione is closest to the spacecraft here.

Target: Dione
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 700 x 700
ID#: PIA12751
Added: 2011-01-31

Views: 2440

Wisps Before Craters

Saturn's 'wispy' moon Dione lies in front of the cratered surface of the moon Tethys, as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Dione is closest to the spacecraft here.

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At top of this image, Saturn's moon Dione may appear closer to the spacecraft because it is larger than the moon Enceladus in the lower left. However, Enceladus was actually closer to the spacecraft in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
At top of this image, Saturn's moon Dione may appear closer to the spacecraft because it is larger than the moon Enceladus in the lower left. However, Enceladus was actually closer to the spacecraft in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Dione's Deception

At top of this image, Saturn's moon Dione may appear closer to the spacecraft because it is larger than the moon Enceladus in the lower left. However, Enceladus was actually closer to the spacecraft in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: Dione
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 800 x 800
ID#: PIA12749
Added: 2011-01-17

Views: 2446

Dione's Deception

At top of this image, Saturn's moon Dione may appear closer to the spacecraft because it is larger than the moon Enceladus in the lower left. However, Enceladus was actually closer to the spacecraft in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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The Cassini spacecraft snapped this shot of cratered Dione as it flew by the Saturnian moon on Oct. 17, 2010. The large crater at the center of the image is Erulus.
The Cassini spacecraft snapped this shot of cratered Dione as it flew by the Saturnian moon on Oct. 17, 2010. The large crater at the center of the image is Erulus.

Eyeing Erulus Crater

The Cassini spacecraft snapped this shot of cratered Dione as it flew by the Saturnian moon on Oct. 17, 2010. The large crater at the center of the image is Erulus.

Target: Dione
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 1018 x 1018
ID#: PIA12743
Added: 2010-12-06

Views: 2458

Eyeing Erulus Crater

The Cassini spacecraft snapped this shot of cratered Dione as it flew by the Saturnian moon on Oct. 17, 2010. The large crater at the center of the image is Erulus.

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks across the surface of Saturn's moon Dione and details the
NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks across the surface of Saturn's moon Dione and details the

Looking Over Dione's Wisps

NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks across the surface of Saturn's moon Dione and details the

Target: Dione
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 1016 x 910
ID#: PIA12740
Added: 2010-11-15

Views: 2963

Looking Over Dione's Wisps

NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks across the surface of Saturn's moon Dione and details the "wispy" terrain first chronicled by Voyager. This fractured terrain covers the trailing hemisphere of Dione.

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Like the Voyager spacecraft that came before, NASA's Cassini spacecraft chronicles 'wispy' terrain on Saturn's moon Dione.
Like the Voyager spacecraft that came before, NASA's Cassini spacecraft chronicles 'wispy' terrain on Saturn's moon Dione.

Recalling Voyager

Like the Voyager spacecraft that came before, NASA's Cassini spacecraft chronicles 'wispy' terrain on Saturn's moon Dione.

Target: Dione
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 365 x 365
ID#: PIA12729
Added: 2010-09-27

Views: 2486

Recalling Voyager

Like the Voyager spacecraft that came before, NASA's Cassini spacecraft chronicles 'wispy' terrain on Saturn's moon Dione.

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Looking like half of a figure eight, two of Saturn's moons appear conjoined in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The moon Dione, at the top in the image, is actually closer to the spacecraft, appearing to blend seamlessly with the moon Rhea.
Looking like half of a figure eight, two of Saturn's moons appear conjoined in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The moon Dione, at the top in the image, is actually closer to the spacecraft, appearing to blend seamlessly with the moon Rhea.

Conjoined Moons

Looking like half of a figure eight, two of Saturn's moons appear conjoined in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The moon Dione, at the top in the image, is actually closer to the spacecraft, appearing to blend seamlessly with the moon Rhea.

Target: Dione
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 623 x 623
ID#: PIA12728
Added: 2010-09-24

Views: 2510

Conjoined Moons

Looking like half of a figure eight, two of Saturn's moons appear conjoined in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The moon Dione, at the top in the image, is actually closer to the spacecraft, appearing to blend seamlessly with the moon Rhea.

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A thin crescent of cratered terrain is illuminated on Saturn's fourth largest moon, Dione in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
A thin crescent of cratered terrain is illuminated on Saturn's fourth largest moon, Dione in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Crescent Dione

A thin crescent of cratered terrain is illuminated on Saturn's fourth largest moon, Dione in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: Dione
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Size: 900 x 900
ID#: PIA12711
Added: 2010-09-01

Views: 2573

Crescent Dione

A thin crescent of cratered terrain is illuminated on Saturn's fourth largest moon, Dione in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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