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 (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Producer ID:  P23113
 Addition Date:  1996-09-26
 Primary Data Set:  Voyager EDRs
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA00028.tif (517.1 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA00028.jpg (91.32 kB)

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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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