Tuesday, December 23

Equal Attention: meet Dione

Interesting this moon does not get a lot of attention, Dione is another of Saturn's many moons. Dione (dy- OH-nee) is Saturn's second largest moon, just smaller than Titan. Believed to have a rocky core covered with water ice. Its surface is heavily cratered and has several cracked areas. The 'leading' orbital hemisphere is less cratered than the 'tailing' orbital hemsphere. Dione is tidally locked in orbit around Saturn, meaning the same side is always facing Saturn.

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