NASA offers up stunning view of Dione divided by Saturn's rings

February 17, 2016 4:38 PM

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NASA offers up stunning view of Dione divided by Saturn's rings

First, NASA captured what looked like one of Saturn’s moon almost on top of the other in a bulls-eye formation. Now, it’s released a stunning image that appears to show one of its moon’s almost crashing into the planet’s rings.

In the image shot by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, the razor-thin rings appear to cut Dione in half. The scene was captured from just 0.02 degrees above the ring plane and taken at a distance of about 1.4 million miles.

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