The robotic Cassini spacecraft captured a spectacular view of Saturn’s moon Dione on its closest-ever fly-past – and caught two of the ringed planet’s 62 other moons in the background.
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The image was taken when Cassini was only about 62,000 kilometers from the large icy moon last year.
The probe was launched in 1997, and continues its mission – it will fly past Titan tomorrow, and later this year will take a picture of Earth passing behind Saturn in June.
Dione has become an object of particular interest to the Cassini mission since oxygen was detected in its upper atmosphere.
Source: Mail Online