August 6, 2008
Bright fractures adorn the trailing side of Saturn's moon Dione.
This view looks toward the northern hemisphere of Dione (1,123 kilometers, or 698 miles across). North is toward the top of the image.
The image was taken in visible red light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on June 29, 2008. The view was obtained at a distance of approximately 810,000 kilometers (503,000 miles) from Dione and at a Sun-Dione-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 60 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.
Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute