PIA08888: The Quiet Side
Target Name: Dione
Is a satellite of: Saturn
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Product Size: 237 x 223 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Cassini Imaging Team
Primary Data Set: Cassini
Full-Res TIFF: PIA08888.tif (53.14 kB)
Full-Res JPEG: PIA08888.jpg (2.408 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

Dione's leading hemisphere appears relatively smooth and placid here, compared to the fractured landscape on its trailing hemisphere.

See PIA08256 for a view of the trailing hemisphere.

Lit terrain seen here is on the leading hemisphere of Dione (1,126 kilometers, or 700 miles across). North is up.

The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Jan. 19, 2007 at a distance of approximately 1.4 million kilometers (900,000 miles) from Dione. Image scale is 9 kilometers (5 miles) per pixel.

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

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Image Addition Date:
2007-03-02