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Cassini looks down over high northern latitudes on Dione. The view captures terrain stretching from about 30 degrees south latitude to about 65 degrees north latitude on the moon's Saturn-facing side.
Cassini obtained this view from a position 48 degrees above the equator of Dione (1,123 kilometers, 698 miles across). North is up.
The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Jan. 3, 2008. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 129,000 kilometers (80,000 miles) from Dione and at a Sun-Dione-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 87 degrees. Image scale is 767 meters (0.5 mile) per pixel.
The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the Cassini-Huygens mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. 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.