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Cassini Fly-by of Saturn's Moon Dione

Thursday, October 13, 2005

black and white photo of Dione
Dione eclipsing Saturn's moon Rhea Image credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
The Cassini spacecraft successfully completed its only flyby of Saturn's moon Dione on Oct. 11. In the process, Cassini captured Dione eclipsing Saturn's moon Rhea. In the picture above, the distance between Dione and Rhea was roughly 330,000 kilometers (205,000 miles). Cassini will swoop by Rhea on Nov. 26. Raw images of Dione's cratered surface are now available.

More: NASA - It Takes Two to Tango

Link: NASA - Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn and Titan

Flagstaff Earth Sciences Seminar Series

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

The NAU-sponsored Flagstaff Earth Sciences Seminar Series welcomes Jeff Johnson of the USGS Astrogeology Research Program. Jeff will be presenting "Updates on the Mars Exploration Rover Missions - Sol 632 and counting" on Thursday, October 13 at 4 pm in Rm 103 of the NAU Geology Building (building 12 on the NAU campus map).