Thursday, May 24, 2018

Saturn and Dione | NASA Cassini

Dione moon in front of Saturn. Color-composite of images acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in visible wavelengths on August 17, 2015. Dione is 1123 km (698 miles) across and orbits Saturn at about the same distance that our Moon orbits Earth.

The Cassini spacecraft ended its mission on Sept. 15, 2017.

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit: https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov and http://www.nasa.gov/cassini

The Cassini-Huygens mission was a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California, managed the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging operations center was based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/Jason Major
Image Date: August 17, 2015
Release Date: May 24, 2018


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