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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-22 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Dione reveals its past via contrasts in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The features visible here are a mixture of tectonics (bright, linear features and impact cratering) the round features, which are spread across the entire surface.
PIA20492:
A Moon's Contrasts
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-04 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this image of Saturn as it views the planet and its expansive rings from all sorts of angles. Here, a half-lit Saturn sits askew as tiny Dione looks on from lower left.
PIA18364:
Saturn Askew
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-21 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Cassini captures a crater duo (Italus on ancient trough called Petelia Fossae, and Caieta, atop Helorus Fossa) on Saturn's moon Dione that is superimposed on older, linear features.
PIA18359:
Helorus in Half-light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-02-15 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Dione appears cut in two by Saturn's razor-thin rings, seen nearly edge-on in a view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18358:
Dione Divided
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-28 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Dione's beautiful wispy terrain is brightly lit alongside Saturn's elegant rings in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The 'wisps' are relatively young fractures on the trailing hemisphere of Dione's icy surface.
PIA18346:
Wisps Under the Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-23 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's rings are so expansive that they often sneak into pictures of other bodies from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Here, they appear with the planet in a picture taken during a close flyby of Dione.
PIA18344:
Dione Before the Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-16 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Although Dione (near) and Enceladus (far) are composed of nearly the same materials, Enceladus has a considerably higher reflectivity than Dione. As a result, it appears brighter against the dark night sky as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18345:
A Brighter Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-07 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Why does Saturn look like it's been painted with a dark brush in this infrared image, but Dione looks untouched? NASA's Cassini spacecraft took this image in a wavelength that is absorbed by -- methane.
PIA18336:
Methane Painting
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-31 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Dione crosses the face of the giant planet in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Astronomers call this phenomenon a transit.
PIA18330:
Entranced by a Transit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-20 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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As NASA's Cassini soared above high northern latitudes on Saturn's moon Dione, the spacecraft looked down at a region near the day-night boundary.
PIA19654:
Cassini's Closest Views of Dione II
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-20 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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This two-in-one view of Dione from NASA's Cassini spacecraft includes the mission's highest-resolution view of the Saturnian moon's icy surface.
PIA19653:
Cassini's Closest Views of Dione I
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-20 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows terrain on Saturn's moon Dione that is entirely lit by reflected light from Saturn, called Saturnshine.
PIA19652:
Dione's Saturn-lit Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-20 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft gazes out upon a rolling, cratered landscape in this oblique view of Saturn's moon Dione. A record of impacts large and small is preserved in the moon's ancient, icy surface.
PIA19651:
Dione's Impact-Battered Icescape
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-20 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward Saturn's icy moon Dione, with giant Saturn and its rings in the background, just prior to the mission's final close approach to the moon on August 17, 2015.
PIA19650:
Imminent Approach to Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-20 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this parting view showing the rough and icy crescent of Saturn's moon Dione following the spacecraft's last close flyby of the moon on Aug. 17, 2015.
PIA19649:
Departing Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-20 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Dione hangs in front of Saturn's rings in this view taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during the inbound leg of its last close flyby of the icy moon.
PIA17201:
Dione: Craters and Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-20 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Dione hangs in front of Saturn and its icy rings in this view, captured during Cassini's final close flyby of the icy moon. North on Dione is up.
PIA17200:
Dione with Rings and Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-17 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Some parts of Dione's surface are covered by linear features, called chasmata, which provide dramatic contrast to the round impact craters that typically cover moons. This image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA18327:
Chasms on Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-20 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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In Greek mythology, Dione was the daughter of Tethys. Scientists believe that they formed out of the same disk around an early Saturn. NASA's Cassini spacecraft sees the two eponymous moons together.
PIA18325:
Mother and Daughter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-18 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini imaging scientists processed this view of Saturn's moon Dione, taken during a close flyby on June 16, 2015. This was Cassini's fourth targeted flyby of Dione.
PIA17196:
In the Company of Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-18 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini imaging scientists processed this view of Saturn's moon Dione, taken during a close flyby on June 16, 2015. This was Cassini's fourth targeted flyby of Dione.
PIA17195:
Dione's Craggy Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-01 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this image when Dione was closer to its camera, making the moon appear much bigger than her larger sister moon, Rhea.
PIA18319:
Dione Dwarfing Rhea Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-04 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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This set of global, color mosaics of Saturn's moon Dione taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its first ten years exploring the Saturn system; obvious feature on the maps is the difference in color and brightness between the two hemispheres.
PIA18434:
Color Maps of Dione - 2014
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-30 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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As seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, the surface of Dione is covered in craters, reminding us of the impacts that have shaped all of the worlds of our solar system; the surface also bears linear features that suggest geological activity in the past.
PIA17166:
Dione, Face On
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-26 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Dione's large crater, Evander, appears here half in shadow, throwing its topography into sharp relief as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17165:
Evander Half in Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-17 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Although the crack-like features seen here on Dione's surface appear wispy and faded, they are in reality a series of geologically fresh fractures as seen in this images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA17149:
The Wisps of Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-02 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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This image, taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows Dione's twin craters Romulus and Remus (just above-right of center), like their semi-divine namesakes, standing together. Also seen is Dido, the larger crater featuring a central peak.
PIA17126:
Dione From a Distance
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-17 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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In this recent view of Dione, the Cassini spacecraft looks on as the moon's slow rotation brings the terrain from day into night. Dione's rotation period is 66 hours.
PIA14665:
Dusk on Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-29 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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This image, which is composed of data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows the topography of a mountain known as Janiculum Dorsa on the Saturnian moon Dione.
PIA17032:
Buckling Under the Weight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-04 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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The famed wispy terrain on Saturn's moon Dione is front and center in this recent image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The 'wisps' are fresh fractures on the trailing hemisphere of the moon's icy surface.
PIA14650:
Wispy Terrain on Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-01 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks at an example of a ray crater on the leading hemisphere of Saturn's moon Dione. The ray crater is in the upper-left of the image and ejecta rays show up as brighter material emanating from the crater.
PIA14628:
Dione Ray Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-30 Mimas Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Mimas peeps out from behind the larger moon Dione in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14619:
Peeping Mimas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-09 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Ejected material appears bright around some of Dione's craters in the image taken during NASA's Cassini spacecraft's flyby of the moon on March 28, 2012.
PIA14616:
Bright Ejecta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-23 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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The northern and southern hemispheres of Dione are seen in these polar stereographic maps, mosaicked from images from NASA's Cassini mission. Each map is centered on one of the poles and surface coverage extends to the equator.
PIA14915:
Map of Dione - December 2011
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-23 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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This global map of Saturn's moon Dione was created using images taken during flybys by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This global map of Saturn's moon Dione was created using images taken during flybys by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14914:
Dione Polar Maps - December 2011
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-30 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn and Dione appear askew in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, with the north poles rotated to the right, as if they were threaded along on the thin diagonal line of the planet's rings.
PIA14593:
Dione on a Diagonal
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-23 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Mimas peeks out from behind the night side of the larger moon Dione in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during the Dione flyby of Dec. 12, 2011.
PIA14592:
Past Night
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-16 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Flying past Saturn's moon Dione, NASA's Cassini captured this view which includes two smaller moons, Epimetheus and Prometheus, near the planet's rings.
PIA14590:
Closest Dione Flyby
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-22 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's largest moon, Titan, appears deceptively small paired here with Dione, Saturn's fourth-largest moon, in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14912:
True Colors, Deceptive Sizes
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Saturn's fourth-largest moon, Dione, can be seen through the haze of the planet's largest moon, Titan, in this view of the two posing before the planet and its rings from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA14910:
Titan and Dione
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft examines the anti-Saturnian side of Dione and shows the cratered surface east of the moon's distinctive wispy terrain which consists of bright cliffs on the moon's trailing hemisphere.
PIA14586:
East of Wisps
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-24 Saturn Cassini-Huygens
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A quartet of Saturn's moons, from tiny to huge, surround and are embedded within the planet's rings in this Cassini composition. Saturn's largest moon, Titan, in the background, and the moon's north polar hood is clearly visible.
PIA14579:
In, Around, Beyond Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-28 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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The latest version of a complete set of cartographic map sheets from a high-resolution Dione atlas was released today by the Cassini Imaging Team. Full photomosaic maps are available at the Photojournal.
PIA12827:
The Dione Atlas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-05 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Dione coasts along in its orbit appearing in front of its parent planet in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The wispy terrain on the trailing hemisphere of Dione can be seen on the left of the moon here.
PIA14572:
Dione Up Front
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-22 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's fourth largest moon, Dione, appears like a solitary ornament suspended above the rings in view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The rings are closer to Cassini in this view, with Dione more distant.
PIA14570:
Dione Decoration
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-20 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft observes three of Saturn's moons set against the darkened night side of the planet. Seen here are Rhea, closest to Cassini, Enceladus to right of Rhea, and Dione, left of Rhea.
PIA12771:
Bright Moons
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Two moons, Rhea and Dione, join the planet and its rings in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Rhea and Dione are respectively the second and fourth largest moons of Saturn, but they are tiny compared to the planet.
PIA12769:
Dwarfed by Gas Giant
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-23 Rhea Cassini-Huygens
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Five moons, dominated by Rhea in the foreground, share NASA's Cassini spacecraft view with Saturn's rings seen nearly edge-on. Also seen here are Dione, Epimetheus, Prometheus, and Tethys.
PIA12767:
Five Orbs
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks past the cratered south polar area of Saturn's moon Rhea to spy the moon Dione and the planet's rings in the distance. Dione's 'wispy' terrain can be seen on the trailing hemisphere of that moon.
PIA12755:
Beyond Southern Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-18 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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The northern and southern hemispheres of Dione are seen in these polar stereographic maps of the south pole, mosaicked from the best-available clear-filter images from NASA's Cassini and Voyager missions.
PIA12816:
Dione Polar Maps - October 2010
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The northern and southern hemispheres of Dione are seen in these polar stereographic maps of the north pole, mosaicked from the best-available clear-filter images from NASA's Cassini and Voyager missions.
PIA12815:
Dione Polar Maps - October 2010
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Map of Dione - October 2010
PIA12814:
Map of Dione - October 2010
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-07 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Wispy terrain reflects sunlight brightly in the lower left of this NASA Cassini image of the northern latitudes of Saturn's moon Dione.
PIA12752:
Trailing Wisps
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Saturn's 'wispy' moon Dione lies in front of the cratered surface of the moon Tethys, as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Dione is closest to the spacecraft here.
PIA12751:
Wisps Before Craters
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At top of this image, Saturn's moon Dione may appear closer to the spacecraft because it is larger than the moon Enceladus in the lower left. However, Enceladus was actually closer to the spacecraft in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12749:
Dione's Deception
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft snapped this shot of cratered Dione as it flew by the Saturnian moon on Oct. 17, 2010. The large crater at the center of the image is Erulus.
PIA12743:
Eyeing Erulus Crater
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks across the surface of Saturn's moon Dione and details the 'wispy' terrain first chronicled by Voyager. This fractured terrain covers the trailing hemisphere of Dione.
PIA12740:
Looking Over Dione's Wisps
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This set of enhanced-color maps made from data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft show Saturn's moons Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Dione and Rhea.
PIA13423:
Enhanced-Color Maps of Saturn Inner Moons
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Like the Voyager spacecraft that came before, NASA's Cassini spacecraft chronicles 'wispy' terrain on Saturn's moon Dione.
PIA12729:
Recalling Voyager
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Looking like half of a figure eight, two of Saturn's moons appear conjoined in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The moon Dione, at the top in the image, is actually closer to the spacecraft, appearing to blend seamlessly with the moon Rhea.
PIA12728:
Conjoined Moons
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A thin crescent of cratered terrain is illuminated on Saturn's third largest moon, Dione in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12711:
Crescent Dione
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Bright spokes grace Saturn's B ring in this Cassini spacecraft snapshot that also features a couple of the planet's moons large and small. Dione can be seen in the upper left of the image while Pandora appears as a small speck beyond the thin F ring.
PIA12699:
Spoke Embellishment
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A crescent Saturn is blemished by the black spot of its moon Dione seen orbiting between the planet and NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12692:
Black Blemish
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The smaller moon Mimas upstages the larger moon Dione as the dramatic Herschel Crater is spotlighted on Mimas in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12679:
Upstart Moon
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Crisp details on Dione contrast with the haziness of Titan in image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of a pair of Saturn's moons. Smaller Dione is at the bottom of the image, and that moon's wispy terrain is visible.
PIA12678:
Study in Contrasts
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-12 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Wispy terrain stretches across the trailing hemisphere of Saturn's moon Dione on the right of this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during the spacecraft's flyby on April 7, 2010.
PIA12674:
Flying by Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-30 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Dione, in the foreground of this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, appears darker than the moon Tethys. Tethys appears brighter because it has a higher albedo than Dione, meaning Tethys reflects more sunlight.
PIA12666:
Tethys and Darker Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-25 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft swooped in for a close-up of the cratered, fractured surface of Saturn's moon Dione in this image taken during the spacecraft's Jan. 27, 2010, non-targeted flyby.
PIA12663:
Flying Over Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-21 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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The surface of Saturn's moon Dione is rendered in crisp detail against a hazy, ghostly Titan. A portion of the 'wispy' terrain of Dione's trailing hemisphere can be seen on the right in this captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA12659:
Dione and Ghostly Titan
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Resembling ornaments hanging from Saturn's rings, two moons accent this portrait of the planet captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The moon Enceladus is on the right. Dione is on the left.
PIA12646:
Ornamented Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-18 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Dione dwarfs the moon Telesto in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft image. Dione is the fourth largest of Saturn's moons, and it dominates this view. Tiny Telesto can be seen below and to the left of Dione.
PIA12635:
Don't Forget Telesto
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Saturn's moon Dione passes by the moon Tethys in this NASA Cassini spacecraft depiction of a 'mutual event' in which one moon passes close to or in front of another moon.
PIA12624:
Dione Sliding By Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-15 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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The southern hemisphere of Saturn's moon Dione is seen in this polar stereographic maps, mosaicked from the best-available clear-filter images from NASA's Cassini and Voyager missions.
PIA12579:
Dione Polar Maps - February 2010
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-15 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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The northern hemisphere of Saturn's moon Dione is seen in this polar stereographic maps, mosaicked from the best-available clear-filter images from NASA's Cassini and Voyager missions.
PIA12578:
Dione Polar Maps - February 2010
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-15 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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This global map of Saturn's moon Dione was created using images taken during flybys by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Images from NASA's Voyager mission fill the gaps in Cassini's coverage.
PIA12577:
Map of Dione - February 2010
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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Saturn's moon Dione passes in front of the larger moon Titan, as seen from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This image is part of a mutual event sequence in which one moon passes close to or in front of another.
PIA12609:
Before Hazy Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-09 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Wispy terrain winds across the trailing hemisphere of Saturn's moon Dione in this view taken during NASA's Cassini spacecraft's Jan. 27, 2010 non-targeted flyby.
PIA12608:
Profiling Dione's Wisps
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Two moons orbit serenely before Saturn while large storms churn through the planet's southern hemisphere in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The moon Mimas is on the right. Dione is on the left.
PIA12597:
Attendant Pair
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Sunlight highlights the bright, wispy features on the trailing hemisphere of Saturn's moon Dione as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. These wispy features are a system of braided canyons with bright walls caused by fractures.
PIA12594:
High Contrast Wisps
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-05 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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The shadow of Saturn's moon Dione, cast onto the planet, is elongated in dramatic fashion in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The moon itself does not appear here, but the shadow can be seen south of the ringplane.
PIA12583:
Stretched Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-12 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Appearing like the swirls of marble, the wispy terrain of Saturn's moon Dione is captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in a dramatic display of light and dark. These wispy features are a system of braided canyons with bright walls.
PIA12553:
Wispy Marble
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-25 Tethys Cassini-Huygens
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From NASA's Cassini spacecraft's perspective, Saturn's moon Dione passes in front of the moon Tethys in this mutual event.
PIA12534:
Passing Tethys
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-18 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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The tortured terrain of Saturn's moon Dione is documented in this NASA Cassini spacecraft image. The wispy fractures on the moon's trailing hemisphere can be seen on the left, and cratered terrain on the moon's anti-Saturn side dominates the center.
PIA12529:
Scarred Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-13 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Dione's shadow is elongated as it is cast onto the round shape of Saturn in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The moon is not visible here. This view looks toward the northern, sunlit side of the rings from just above the ringplane.
PIA12526:
Dione's Distorted Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-21 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Dramatic differences between dark and light embellish image of Saturn, its rings and its moons Dione and Enceladus in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11649:
Brightness Bucks the Dark
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Saturn's moon Rhea passes in front of Dione, as seen from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. These images are part of a 'mutual event' sequence in which one moon passes close to, or in front of, another.
PIA11646:
Dione Beyond Rhea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-27 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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This image, taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows the shadows of two moons as they appear on Saturn, above and below the plane of the planet's rings.
PIA11633:
Shadows Above and Below
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-09 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Dione and the Dark Side
PIA11619:
Dione and the Dark Side
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-12 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Dione's Cratered Surface
PIA11599:
Dione's Cratered Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-02 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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A pair of Saturn's moons, Dione and Tethys, accompany the planet and its rings in this image taken shortly after the planet's August 2009 equinox by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11593:
Saturnscape After Equinox
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-11 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
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Just before Saturn's August 2009 equinox, Dione joined other Saturnian moons in casting shadows on the planet's main rings.
PIA11578:
Dione's Ring Shadow Premiere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-26 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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The moon Prometheus casts a shadow on Saturn's F ring near a streamer-channel it has created on the ring. The image was taken as the planet approached its August 2009 equinox.
PIA11566:
Roche Division Shadow Caster
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-25 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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The Cassini spacecraft looks down on the north pole of Dione and the fine fractures that cross its trailing hemisphere.
PIA11565:
Above Dione's Fractures
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A large impact basin dominates the high southern latitudes of Saturn's moon Dione.
PIA11546:
Dione's Southern Basin
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The Cassini spacecraft looks toward the wispy, fractured terrain of the trailing hemisphere of the moon Dione.
PIA11532:
Wispy Line
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Down Dione Way
PIA11510:
Down Dione Way
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-07 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Looking Down on Dione
PIA11487:
Looking Down on Dione
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-16 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Tortured Ring
PIA11472:
Tortured Ring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-15 Dione Cassini-Huygens
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Dione's Thumbnail
PIA11471:
Dione's Thumbnail
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-04-03 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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The orbits of Dione and Titan bring them together in one frame in this distant glimpse from the Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11463:
Two Moons, One Picture
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