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Description This picture of Dione was take by Voyager 1 from a range of 162,000 kilometers on November 12, 1980. Many impact craters -- the record of the collision of cosmic debris -- are shown, the largest crater is less than 100 kilometers (62 miles) in diameter and shows a well-developed central peak. Bright rays represent material ejected from other impact craters. Sinuous valleys probably formed by faults break the moon's icy crust.
Date 12 November 1980
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