View Full Version : Cassini's Closeup View of Dione

2005-Oct-18, 02:57 PM
SUMMARY: On October 11, 2005, Cassini flew within 500 km (310 miles) of the surface of Dione; one of Saturn's moons. Like many of Saturn's moons, Dione shows a heavily cratered surface, and unusual streaks in the terrain that dominates one whole hemisphere of the moon. Cassini found evidence that Dione's surface is covered by fractures, which run in roughly parallel lines; these are interrupted by larger bright features. Scientists are working with the data to compositional maps of Dione's surface.

View full article (http://www.universetoday.com/am/publish/cassini_closeup_view_dione.html)
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2005-Oct-18, 07:37 PM
In the full article there is a link to the nasa site , and you can load an extraordinary video.

I am lost for words to describe it !

2005-Oct-18, 08:45 PM
Primary discussion here. (http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php?t=12512&page=12)