Wednesday, April 13, 2005

New Dione Image: Saturn-lit Surface

CICLOPS has released this processed view of Dione taken in February. This shows on a crescent view of Dione's wispy terrain. However, on the night side, light reflected from Saturn's atmosphere is enough to illuminate the terrain, revealing the western portion of the wispy terrain (like Carthage Linea and Palatine Linea). This image has a resolution 8 km/pixel and was taken from a distance of 1.3 million kilometers.


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