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The Wisps of Dione
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The Wisps of Dione
Date: 10 Sep 2013

Although the crack-like features seen here on Dione's surface appear wispy and faded, they are in reality a series of geologically fresh fractures!

See PIA10560 to learn more about Dione's wispy terrain.

Lit terrain seen here is on the trailing hemisphere of Dione. North on Dione (1,123 km, or 698 miles across) is up and rotated 29 degrees to the left. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on 10 Sept. 2013.

The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 892,000 km (554,000 miles) from Dione. Image scale is five km (three miles) per pixel.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute



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