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Ringside With Dione November 9, 2005

Posted by jtintle in Cassini, Dione, NASA, Saturn, Space Fotos.
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Saturn's moon Dione in the foreground is enriched by gold and blue hues of planet’s rings in the background.

Cassini’s view of Saturn’s icy moon Dione is enriched by the tranquil gold and blue hues of Saturn’s rings in the background. The thin, curving shadows of the C ring and part of the B ring adorn the northern latitudes visible here, a reminder of the rings’ grandeur.

It is notable that Dione, like most of the other icy Saturnian satellites, looks no different in natural color than in monochrome images. Images taken on Oct. 11, 2005, with blue, green and infrared (centered at 752 nanometers) spectral filters were used to create this color view, which approximates the scene as it would appear to the human eye.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

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