Cassini looks down from high latitude over Dione and the system of wispy fractures that coats the moon's trailing side.
This view looks toward Dione (1,123 kilometers, 698 miles across) from 43 degrees above the equator. North is up.
The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Jan. 14, 2008. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 938,000 kilometers (583,000 miles) from Dione and at a Sun-Dione-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 54 degrees. Image scale is 6 kilometers (3 miles) 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.