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Dione 'Rev 158' Raw Preview #3
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Dione 'Rev 158' Raw Preview #3
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  This raw, unprocessed image of Dione was taken on December 12, 2011 and received on Earth December 12, 2011. The camera was pointing toward Dione at approximately 89747 kilometers away, and the image was taken using the CL1 and CL2 filters. The image has not been validated or calibrated. A validated/calibrated image will be archived with the Planetary Data System in 2012.

The Cassini Solstice Mission is a joint United States and European endeavor. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Cassini orbiter was designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging team consists of scientists from the US, England, France, and Germany. The imaging operations center and team lead (Dr. C. Porco) are based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo.

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Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI
Released: December 12, 2011
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Alliance Member Comments
Robert (Dec 31, 2011 at 9:10 PM):
For those who wish to know, the moon behind Dione is Mimas just entering its occulation. It took about 5 minutes to emerge (see raw image #2). South is up.