Here’s some awesome just-released raw images from Cassini’s flyby of Dione earlier this morning! The low angle of sunlight brings out the detail of the moon’s rugged terrain, peppered with ancient craters of all sizes and gouged by long scars of steep, icy cliffs.
Fantastic! Thanks to team leader Carolyn Porco for alerting us to these images today via email…and be sure to check out several more images on the Cassini imaging team site here.
Image credits: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute