CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS
Dione "Rev 129" Flyby Raw Preview #3

Dione "Rev 129" Flyby Raw Preview #3
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  This raw, unprocessed image of Dione was taken by Cassini on April 7, 2010.

The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 2,500 kilometers (1,600 miles) from Dione. Image scale is 15 meters (50 feet) 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.

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Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Released: April 8, 2010
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Dragon_of_Luck_Mah_Jonng1971 (May 7, 2010 at 11:36 AM):
Very detailed and very interesting view of Dione. ( at 15 mpp !! )