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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Global color view of Saturn's moon Dione from Cassini

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

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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.

NASA / JPL / SSI / color composite by Gordan Ugarkovic

Copyright holder: Gordan Ugarkovic

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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 June 24, 2006

 

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