Monday, April 25, 2005

New Dione Image: Far off Cracks

CICLOPS has released this processed view of Saturn's moon Dione. This image is a great view of the so-called "wispy" terrain, found in December to be the bright faces of fractures (though the floors of these graben/horst systems are still bright).
This view was taken last month using an ultraviolet filter centered at 338 nanometers. Surface contrast on many of Saturn's satellites is maximized at this wavelength and albedo features are clearly seen.


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