PIA00028: Dione Mosaic
Target Name: Dione
Is a satellite of: Saturn
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 1
Instrument: VG ISS - Narrow Angle
Product Size: 1200 x 1180 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P23113
Addition Date: 1996-09-26
Primary Data Set: Voyager EDRs
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Many impact craters -- the record of the collision of cosmic debris -- are shown in this Voyager 1 mosaic of Saturn's moon Dione. The largest crater is less than 100 kilometers (62 miles) in diameter and shows a well-developed central peak. Bright rays represent material ejected from other impact craters. Sinuous valleys probably formed by faults break the moon's icy crust. Images in this mosaic were taken from a range of 162,000 kilometers (100,600 miles) on Nov. 12, 1980. The Voyager Project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

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