: About 4.5 billion years ago
: 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
Dione formed about 4.5 billion years ago.
Dione was discovered on March 21, 1684, by Giovanni Cassini.
Dione is named after the Greek goddess (or Titan) Dione.
Dione is one of Saturn’s 82 known moons (natural satellites).
Dione is the fifteenth largest moon in our solar system.
Dione has a radius of about 348 miles.
Dione is about 234,000 miles from the planet Saturn.
It takes Dione about three Earth days to orbit Saturn.
Dione is nearly the same distance from Saturn as is the Moon to Earth.
The average temperature on Dione is -304 degrees Fahrenheit.
Dione is also known as Saturn IV.
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Pictures of Saturn's Moon Dione
A photo of Dione taken by the NASA Cassini spacecraft.
An amazing photo of two craters on the surface of Dione.
A beautiful photo of the surface of Saturn's moon Dione.
Additional Resources on Saturn's Moon Dione
Dione - Wikipeia
– Discover more about Saturn's moon Dione on the Wikipedia website.
In Depth | Dione – NASA Solar System Exploration
– Find more awesme facts about Dione on the NASA Solar System Exploration website.
Dione: Saturn's Turned-Around Moon
– A great article about Dione on the Space.com website.
Dione - Britannica
– Explore Dione on the Britannica website.