Marvel at the space-beauty of Cassini's final close-up image of Saturn's moon Dione

This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward Saturn's icy moon Dione, with giant Saturn and its rings in the background, just prior to the mission's final close approach to the moon on August 17, 2015. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute


This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward Saturn's icy moon Dione, with giant Saturn and its rings in the background, just prior to the mission's final close approach to the moon on August 17, 2015. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

“A pockmarked, icy landscape looms beneath NASA's Cassini spacecraft in new images of Saturn's moon Dione taken during the mission's last close approach to the small, icy world. Two of the new images show the surface of Dione at the best resolution ever.”

For more information about Cassini, visit the NASA website.

Processed images from the flyby are available here. Raw, unprocessed images from the flyby are available here.

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute


NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute


NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute


NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

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