Cassini Probe Has Close Encounter With Saturn Moon Dione
Cassini has captured detailed images of the surface of Dione, one of Saturn's moons. They are the latest images in a nearly 11-year science campaign.By Evan Thomas | June 21, 2015
The Cassini space probe just grabbed some of the closest images yet of Saturn's moon Dione.
The probe passed within 321 miles of the surface and captured its craters with a visible-light camera.
This is Cassini's second-to-last planned visit to Dione and its second-closest approach to date. In 2011, it was just 60 miles above the surface.