Raw Images from Today’s Cassini’s Close Flyby of Dione
Just in … crisp, detailed raw images from Cassini’s close flyby of Dione earlier today, including views of its north polar region at a
Notice especially the long, bright ice cliffs crossing a region of the moon that, during the Voyager mission, became known as the `wispy terrain’. Voyager couldn’t resolve what Cassini has since seen in great detail: That this terrain is not crossed by wispy-looking bands of hummocky bright ice, as was previously thought, but instead is laced with organized sets of fractures that reveal bright, clean, sub-surface ice.
… and check it all out for yourself.
Cassini Imaging Team Leader
Space Science Institute