Dione's surface, Cassini image

Dione's surface, Cassini image

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Caption: Dione's surface, Cassini image. The brighter area from middle left to upper right is the rim of a crater. Its central peak is a bottom right. 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. Image taken by the Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on 11th October 2005 at a distance of 4,486 kilometres from Dione.

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

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