- 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
- 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 the moon is to Earth.
- The average temperature on Dione is -304 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Dione is also known as Saturn IV.
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.