Saturn-studying spacecraft snaps awesome image of planet’s moon Dione
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, which is nearing the end of its time exploring Saturn and its 62 moons, took yet another incredible photo of the ringed planet and its moon Dione
The newly-released photo — taken on May 27 — shows Dione standing out starkly against the bands of the planet’s atmosphere. Shadows cast by the planet’s rings are visible in the lower right part of the photo.
Saturn looks like it was painted with water colors in this image because of the wavelength of light used by Cassini to take this photo. The methane in Saturn’s atmosphere stands out in this image, NASA said, but Dione doesn’t have that same water color look. Read more…