Saturn's moon Dione, Cassini image

Saturn's moon Dione, Cassini image

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Caption: Saturn's moon Dione, Cassini image. Saturn is in the background, with shadows of its rings seen on its surface. Dione has a diameter of 1130 kilometres and is the densest of Saturn's moons. The Cassini-Huygens spacecraft was launched in 1997 to investigate Saturn, its rings and its moons. This image was taken by Cassini's wide-angle camera on the 11th October 2005 at a distance of 24,500 kilometres from Dione.

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Keywords: 11 october 2005, 21st century, astronomical, astronomy, cassini spacecraft, cassini-huygens, dione, exploration, icy, moon, planet, planetary science, rings, saturn, saturn iv, saturnian, shadow, shadows, shepherd moon, solar system, space, wide-angle camera

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