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Saturn and Methane

This picture of Saturn was made by the Cassini spacecraft at wavelengths of light that are absorbed by methane. The darker areas are regions where light travels further into the atmosphere, passing through more methane before being reflected off of clouds. 36 more words


Dione and Rings

This view looks toward the side of the moon Dione facing away from Saturn. North on Dione is up. This picture was taken in visible light by the… 9 more words



Two of Saturn’s moons. Dione is the nearer one, and Enceladus is the snowball in the back. They are made of the same material, but obviously Enceladus has much higher reflectivity. 71 more words


G.A. Burba's Dione Map with Nomenclature

G.A Burba: Nomenklatura detalei rel’efa sputnikov Saturna Moskva : “Nauka”, 1986.

Editors: Burba, Georgii Aleksandrovich; Florenskii, Kirill Pavlovich; Efremov, Iurii Nikolaevich
Nomenclature: Cyrillic

General Map of Dione

Nomenclature table

Book Front Page


Dione and Enceladus

Although Saturn’s moons Dione (in the foreground) and Enceladus are made of more or less the same stuff, Enceladus has a considerably higher reflectivity than Dione. 53 more words


Rhea Eclipses Dione While Cassini Watches

It’s been a while since I last made one of these: it’s an animation comprising 27 images acquired by Cassini in various color channels on October 11, 2015. 146 more words