CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS
Dione 'Rev 139' Raw Preview #2

Dione 'Rev 139' Raw Preview #2
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  This raw, unprocessed image of Dione was taken on October 17, 2010 and received on Earth October 18, 2010. The camera was pointing toward Dione at approximately 51921 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 2011.

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/Space Science Institute
Released: October 18, 2010
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Alliance Member Comments
Dragon_of_Luck_Mah_Jonng1971 (Oct 20, 2010 at 2:45 AM):
The large crater at the top is interesting. It's already familiar to me. At its center there are mountains looking special. They're casting long shadows.