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Dione Good Side

NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute2007-07-06

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Dione appears small and far off in this Cassini view, which nonetheless manages to capture a detailed look at the moon's beautiful bright streaks, or "linea." The linea are a system of braided canyons that cut across the moon's face.

North on Dione (1,126 kilometers, or 700 miles across) is up and rotated 28 degrees to the right.

The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on May 29, 2007. The view was obtained at a distance of approximately 1.8 million kilometers (1.1 million miles) from Dione and at a Sun-Dione-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 28 degrees. Image scale is 11 kilometers (7 miles) per pixel. http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA08978

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  • Title: Dione Good Side
  • Creator: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
  • Date Created: 2007-07-06

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