CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS

Fractured Face of Dione

During its October 11 close encounter with Dione, Cassini peered over and beyond a cracked and frozen landscape to see rising Saturn along with bright white cliffs and crater rims catching the last rays of a setting sun.

Oct 17, 2005: Ringside with Dione - Speeding toward pale, icy Dione, Cassiniís view is enriched by the tranquil gold and blue hues of Saturn beyond.
Oct 17, 2005: Icy Crescent - As it departed its encounter with Dione, Cassini sailed above an unreal landscape blasted by impacts.
Oct 17, 2005: Dione in Full View - The cratered and cracked disk of Dione looms ahead in these mosaics of images taken by Cassini on October 11, 2005 as it neared its close encounter with the icy moon.
Oct 17, 2005: Icemoon Rendezvous - Zooming-in closer and closer, this movie chronicles Cassiniís targeted flyby of Dione, with Saturn and its lovely rings forming a dramatic backdrop.
Oct 17, 2005: In the Groove - Cassini continues to prove that, the closer one views the myriad worlds comprising the Saturn system, the more interesting and varied the views become.

Oct 12, 2005: Dione Raw Preview #1 - This unprocessed image was taken during Cassini's close approach to Dione on October 11, 2005.
Oct 12, 2005: Dione Raw Preview #2 - This unprocessed image was taken during Cassini's close approach to Dione on October 11, 2005.
Oct 12, 2005: Dione Raw Preview #3 - This unprocessed image was taken during Cassini's close approach to Dione on October 11, 2005.
Oct 12, 2005: Dione Raw Preview #4 - This unprocessed image was taken during Cassini's close approach to Dione on October 11, 2005.
Oct 12, 2005: Dione Raw Preview #5 - This unprocessed image was taken during Cassini's close approach to Dione on October 11, 2005.
Oct 12, 2005: Dione Raw Preview #6 - This unprocessed image was taken during Cassini's close approach to Dione on October 11, 2005.
Oct 12, 2005: Dione Raw Preview #7 - This unprocessed image was taken during Cassini's close approach to Dione on October 11, 2005.
Oct 12, 2005: Dione Raw Preview #8 - This unprocessed image was taken during Cassini's close approach to Dione on October 11, 2005.
Oct 12, 2005: Dione Raw Preview #9 - This unprocessed image was taken during Cassini's close approach to Dione on October 11, 2005.
Oct 12, 2005: Dione Raw Preview #10 - This unprocessed image was taken during Cassini's close approach to Dione on October 11, 2005.

Oct 7, 2005: Cassini's Visit to Dione - This map of the surface of Dione illustrates the regions that will be imaged by Cassini during the spacecraft's very close flyby of the moon on October 11, 2005.

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