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Saturn from the Vicinity of Dione

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Saturn from the Vicinity of Dione
"This is how Saturn might appear from near Dione, one of Saturn's inner icy satellites. In this image, Dione is in the foreground orbiting about 197,000 miles above Saturn's cloud tops. Further toward Saturn, at a distance of 50,000 miles from Dione is Tethys, another icy moon, slightly smaller than Dione. Tethys is silhouetted against the "ring shine" on Saturn's night side--reflected sunlight on the cloud tops from Saturn's rings."

Walter Myers   © 2006
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