Evander Half in Shadow

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Dione's large crater, Evander, appears here half in shadow, throwing its topography into sharp relief. Evander is centered at about 57 degrees South latitude, 145 degrees West longitude and can also be seen in the Dione south polar map featured in Dione Polar Maps - February 2010 (see also Conjoined Moons).

Lit terrain seen here is on the anti-Saturn hemisphere of Dione. North on Dione is up and rotated 25 degrees to the left. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Aug. 22, 2013.

The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 870,000 miles (1.4 million kilometers) from Dione. Image scale is 5 miles (8 kilometers) per pixel.

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging team is based at the Space Science Institute, Boulder, Colo.

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov or http://www.nasa.gov/cassini . The Cassini imaging team homepage is at http://ciclops.org .

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute