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Dione

Saturn IV

Proper NameDione
DesignationSaturn IV
Primary PlanetSaturn
Orbital Period2 days, 17 hours, 41 minutes
Mean Distance from Saturn377,000 km
234,257 miles
Rotation Period2 days, 17 hours, 41 minutes (synchronous orbit)
Mean Diameter1,123.5 km
698.1 miles
NotesComposed largely of water ice, Dione has a generslly glistening light surface. The hemisphere that trails as it orbits Saturn has a darker colouration, perhaps due to interactions with Saturn's intense magnetic field.

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