Many impact craters -- the record of the collision of cosmic debris -- are shown in this Voyager 1 mosaic of Saturn's moon Dione. The largest crater is less than 100 kilometers (62 miles) in diameter and shows a well-developed central peak. Bright rays represent material ejected from other impact craters. Sinuous valleys probably formed by faults break the moon's icy crust. Images in this mosaic were taken from a range of 162,000 kilometers (100,600 miles) on Nov. 12, 1980.
The Voyager Project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
|Instrument Host||Voyager 1|
|Host Type||Flyby Spacecraft|
|Instrument||Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS)|
|Extra Keywords||Crater, Grayscale|
|Date in Caption||1980-11-12|