Half-phase Dione in Approximate True Color by Emily Lakdawalla

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View of Dione processed to appear approximately true color

From the producer, Emily Lakdawalla:

“Cassini captured this view of Dione on Dec. 23, 2012, from a distance of about 96,300 miles (155,000 kilometers). It is processed to appear approximately true color.”

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