Dione Before a Rings

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Saturn’s rings are so expanded that they mostly hide into Cassini’s cinema of other bodies. Here, they seem with a universe in a design taken during a tighten flyby of Dione.

The flyby of Dione (698 miles or 1123 kilometers across) during that this picture was taken was a final tighten confront with this moon during Cassini’s mission. The categorical idea of a flyby was to use a booster as a examine to magnitude Dione’s sobriety field. However, scientists also managed to take some really tighten images of a surface. All of a information will be useful to know a interior structure and geological story of this distant, icy world.

This perspective is centered on turf during 7 degrees south latitude, 122 degrees west longitude. The picture was taken in manifest light with a Cassini booster narrow-angle camera on Aug. 17, 2015.

The perspective was performed during a stretch of approximately 48,000 miles (77,000 kilometers) from Dione and during a Sun-Dione-spacecraft, or proviso angle of 35 degrees. Image scale is 1,520 feet (464 meters) per pixel.

The Cassini idea is a mild plan of NASA, ESA (the European Space Agency) and a Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a multiplication of a California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages a idea for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington. The Cassini orbiter and a dual onboard cameras were designed, grown and fabricated during JPL. The imaging operations core is formed during a Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado.

Source: NASA