New Images of Saturn's Moon Dione Released

New images of Saturn's moon Dione were taken and released today.


The pockmarked moon is seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft as a partial globe hanging in space, as well as in close-ups that reveal its many craters.


Dione is an icy ball. It has a radius of 348 miles (560 kilometers) and orbits Saturn every 2.73 days from 234,505 miles (377,400 kilometers) away.


Dione's average surface temperature is minus 303 Fahrenheit (-186 Celsius). It is covered by smooth plains and not too many craters — all a sign of cryovolcanism, or an outpouring of icy liquid from the interior.