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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Color global low-phase view of Dione

Filed under Dione, pretty pictures, Cassini, amateur image processing, global views, Saturn's moons

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Color global low-phase view of Dione Cassini captured this very low-phase (that is, nearly full) view of Dione on July 23, 2012. With the Sun nearly behind Cassini, shadows on Dione vanish, revealing subtle patterns of color on the surface. The recent crater Creusa has left a splash of slightly brighter rays across the surface. This is the hemisphere of Dione opposite to its more recognizable "wispy terrain."

NASA / JPL / SSI / Emily Lakdawalla

Copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about July 23, 2012

 

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