PIA00028: Dione Mosaic

Dione Mosaic


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.

Background Info:

The Voyager Project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Dione Saturn
System Saturn
Target Type Satellite Planet
Mission Voyager
Instrument Host Voyager 1
Host Type Flyby Spacecraft
Instrument Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS)
Extra Keywords Crater, Grayscale
Acquisition Date
Release Date 1996-09-26
Date in Caption 1980-11-12
Image Credit NASA/JPL
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA00028
Identifier PIA00028