Friday, December 17, 2004
Dione and Saturn
Cassini captured Dione against the globe of Saturn as it approached the icy moon for its close rendezvous on Dec. 14, 2004. This natural color view shows the moon has strong variations in brightness across its surface, but a remarkable lack of color, compared to the warm hues of Saturn's atmosphere. Several oval-shaped storms are present in the planet's atmosphere, along with ripples and waves in the cloud bands.I continue to think of Cassini as a very expensive way of getting me the coolest desktop wallpaper pictures. So, I'm all for it. Check out the hi-res picture.