Saturn's moon Dione, Cassini image

Saturn's moon Dione, Cassini image

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Caption: Saturn's moon Dione. Composite Cassini image of the edge of Dione, backlit by the Sun. 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 narrow-angle camera on the 11th October 2005.

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Keywords: 11 october 2005, 21st century, astronomical, astronomy, backlit, cassini spacecraft, cassini-huygens, dione, edge, exploration, icy, limb, moon, narrow-angle camera, planetary science, saturn iv, saturnian, shepherd moon, solar system, space

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