Cracked-up Dione
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Cracked-up Dione

February 18, 2008

Bright, icy canyons stretch across the surface of Dione.

This view looks toward the Saturn-facing side of Dione (1,126 kilometers, or 700 miles across). North is up and rotated 23 degrees to the right. This is a more distant and more southerly view of the terrain seen in Battered Dione.

The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Jan. 4, 2008. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 306,000 kilometers (190,000 miles) from Dione and at a Sun-Dione-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 38 degrees. Image scale is 2 kilometers (1 mile) per pixel.

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