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Backlit Dione

Dione's silhouette is seen against Saturn's sunlit limb

Here’s a beautiful new image just in from Cassini: the silhouette of 700-mile-wide Dione seen against the sunlit limb of Saturn, its rings seen edge-on just above the moon. Some of Dione’s heavily-cratered terrain can be discerned along its southeastern edge. I particularly like the light halo effects along the edges of the moon and within the rings.

This raw image was taken on December 20, 2010.

Image: NASA / JPL / SSI.

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About Jason Major

Jason is a Rhode Island-based graphic designer, photographer, nature lover, space exploration fanatic, and coffee addict. In no particular order.

Posted on December 21, 2010, in Saturn's Moons and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. What a magnificent picture this is, GO CASSINI!

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