Bright fractures adorn the trailing side of Saturn's moon Dione.
This view looks toward the northern hemisphere of Dione (1,123 kilometers, 698 miles across). North is up.
The image was taken in visible red light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on June 29, 2008. The view was obtained at a distance of approximately 810,000 kilometers (503,000 miles) from Dione and at a Sun-Dione-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 60 degrees. Image scale is 5 kilometers (3 miles) per pixel.
The Cassini Equinox 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.