What's that past Dione?
When making its closest pass yet of Saturn's moon
late last year, the robotic Cassini spacecraft snapped this far-ranging picture featuring Dione, Saturn's rings, and the two small moons
The above image
captures part of the heavily cratered snow-white surface of the 1,100 kilometer wide
Dione, the thinness of Saturn's rings, and the
of the smaller moon Epimetheus.
The image was taken when Cassini was only about 100,000 kilometers from the
large icy moon.
Future events in Cassini's
continuing exploration of Saturn and its moons include tomorrow's
flyby of Titan
and imaging the distant Earth
passing behind Saturn in June.