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Global color view of Saturn's moon Dione from Cassini

Global color view of Saturn's moon Dione from Cassini

NASA / JPL / SSI / color composite by Gordan Ugarkovic

Global color view of Saturn's moon Dione from Cassini
Dione's leading hemisphere is mostly dark except where it is cut by the so-called "wispy terrain." Cassini images like this one, taken on July 24, 2006, reveal that the wispy terrain, once thought to be possible volcanic flows, is actually composed of the bright, fresh, icy faces of tectonic fractures cut in to Dione's surface.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Gordan Ugarkovic

Original image data dated on or about June 24, 2006

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