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Dione 'Rev 165' Raw Preview #2
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Dione 'Rev 165' Raw Preview #2
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  This raw, unprocessed image of Dione was taken on May 2, 2012 and received on Earth May 3, 2012. The camera was pointing toward Dione at approximately 8791 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 2013.

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: May 3, 2012
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Alliance Member Comments
Dragon_of_Luck_Mah_Jonng1971 (Jul 13, 2012 at 7:02 PM):
There's a curved feature running thru this image, caused by tectonic processes, I suppose, a graben.

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