Wednesday, June 01, 2005

New Dione Image: Dramatic Moon

CICLOPS today released this processed view of Saturn's moon Dione taken in late April. This view shows several of Dione's wispy markings including Palantine (must not say Palpantine) Linea running to the southwest and Carthage Linea running to the west. These markings were found in December to be bands of fractured crust with the bright markings coming from the bright walls of the graben. Several central peak craters are also visible in this view near the terminator (I think that's Dido at the 8 o'clock position).

Resolution on this image is 17 km/pixel.


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