Wallpaper: Dione and Saturn

Dione and SaturnDione’s most notable features are the wispy streaks which are seen here in the upper left-hand side. These have been determined to be “ice cliffs” and are now thought to reveal tectonic fractures just like those known on Earth to cause earthquakes.

IMAGE NOTE: One of the best images returned from Cassini is this one of Saturn’s moon Dione passing in front of its host. Nearly hard to believe this is an actual image and not a composite. All that was added, or altered to this image was the extension of left side Saturn’s rings as they were cropped off in the square format of the original.