Detail on Dione Monochrome
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Detail on Dione (Monochrome)

February 1, 2006

The leading hemisphere of Dione displays linear grooves and subtle streaks in this Cassini view.

Terrain visible here is on the moon's leading hemisphere. North on Dione (1,126 kilometers, or 700 miles across) is up and rotated 17 degrees to the right.

The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Dec. 24, 2005 at a distance of approximately 597,000 kilometers (371,000 miles) from Dione and at a Sun-Dione-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 21 degrees. Image scale is 4 kilometers (2 miles) per pixel.

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