PIA11532: Wispy Line
Target Name: Dione
Is a satellite of: Saturn
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Product Size: 406 x 388 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Cassini Imaging Team
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Full-Res JPEG: PIA11532.jpg (5.057 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

The Cassini spacecraft looks toward the wispy, fractured terrain of the trailing hemisphere of the moon Dione.

To learn more about Dione's "wisps," see PIA08960.

Lit terrain seen here is on the trailing hemisphere of Dione (1123 kilometers, or 698 miles across). North on Dione is up and rotated 29 degrees to the right.

The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on May 26, 2009. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 1.3 million kilometers (808,000 miles) from Dione and at a Sun-Dione-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 35 degrees. Image scale is 8 kilometers (5 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.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Image Addition Date:
2009-07-09