Emily LakdawallaSep 10, 2010

Pretty picture: Crescent Dione

I was busy with other projects today, so today's post just asks you to look at this gorgeous three-image mosaic of a crescent Dione, taken during Cassini's most recent flyby a week ago. There are many more fine views from this flyby; go visit the Cassini raw images page to check them all out.

Crescent and Saturnlit Dione
Crescent and Saturnlit Dione Cassini snapped a 3-image mosaic of Dione during a flyby on 3 September 2010. Its nightside is faintly illuminated by light reflected off of Saturn.Image: NASA / JPL-Caltech / SSI / Emily Lakdawalla

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