A Picture of Jupiter's Moon Dione

Dione Facts

  • Moon Name: Dione
  • Formed: About 4.5 billion years ago
  • Discovered: March 21, 1684, by Giovanni Cassini
  • Distance from Saturn: 234,000 miles
  • Distance from the Sun: Around 886,500,000 miles
  • Time to Orbit Around Saturn: Almost three Earth Days
  • Total Surface Area: 2,463,597 square miles

11 Dione Facts for Kids

  1. Dione formed about 4.5 billion years ago.
  2. Dione was discovered on March 21, 1684, by Giovanni Cassini.
  3. Dione is named after the Greek goddess (or Titan) Dione
  4. Dione is one of Saturn’s 82 known moons (natural satellites).
  5. Dione is the fifteenth largest moon in our solar system.
  6. Dione has a radius of about 348 miles.
  7. Dione is about 234,000 miles from the planet Saturn.
  8. It takes Dione about three Earth days to orbit Saturn.
  9. Dione is nearly the same distance from Saturn as is the Moon to Earth.
  10. The average temperature on Dione is -304 degrees Fahrenheit
  11. Dione is also known as Saturn IV.

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