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Dione on the Edge

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute9

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Saturn's moon Dione drifts before the planet's rings, seen here almost edge on. For all their immense width, the rings are relatively paper-thin, about 30 feet (10 meters) in most places. For its part, Dione is about 698 miles (1,123 kilometers) across.

This natural-color view was obtained on Aug. 17, 2015 with Cassini's wide-angle camera at a distance of approximately 66,200 miles (106,500 kilometers) from Dione.

The Cassini spacecraft ended its mission on Sept. 15, 2017

https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA17219

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  • Title: Dione on the Edge
  • Creator: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
  • Date Created: 9
  • Rights: JPL
  • Album: kboggs

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