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Dione's Decorations



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Dione, high southern latitudes

Dione's Decorations
April 26, 2007
Full-Res: PIA08927

Grooves and deep craters adorn terrain at high southern latitudes on Dione. The Cassini spacecraft revealed the fractured landscape of this moon's icy crescent in unparalleled detail in 2005 (see Icy Crescent).

This view looks down toward terrain centered at 65 degrees south latitude on Dione (1,126 kilometers, or 700 miles across).

The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on March 23, 2007 at a distance of approximately 571,000 kilometers (355,000 miles) from Dione and at a Sun-Dione-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 92 degrees. Image scale is 3 kilometers (2 miles) per pixel.

The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on March 24, 2007 at a distance of approximately 889,000 kilometers (553,000 miles) from Daphnis and at a Sun-Daphnis-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 21 degrees. Image scale is 5 kilometers (3 miles) per pixel.

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. 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 . The Cassini imaging team homepage is at http://ciclops.org .

Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute




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