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Dione in true color

Dione in true color

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NASA / JPL-Caltech / SSI / Emily Lakdawalla

Dione in true color
Cassini took three photos of Dione through red, green, and blue filters at 19:32 UT on 26 April 2007 for this portrait of the icy moon. We are looking at the south pole and Saturn-facing hemisphere of Dione. The Palatine chasmata slice into the disk from its right edge to the center, with the flat-floored valley of Aufidus catena diverging south from Palatine toward the huge Evander basin, only half of which is visible at the bottom edge of the disk. Other prominent craters include central-peak crater Dido, at upper center, and slightly smaler peak-ridge crater Erulus, at bottom left.

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