Saturnís moon Dione

Saturnís moon Dione

Fig. 10.18 . The surface of pale, icy Dione appears to hover above Saturnís rings seen edge-on (horizontal stripes near the bottom), with the tranquil gold and blue hues of the planet in the distant background. Observations at blue, green and infrared wavelengths have been combined to produce this color view, which approximates the scene, as it would appear to the human eye. This image was taken on 11 October 2005 from the Cassini spacecraft. (Courtesy of NASA/JPL/SSI.)

Copyright 2010, Professor Kenneth R. Lang, Tufts University