Rayed craters on Dione: Implication for the dominant surface alteration process

Rayed craters on Dione: Implication for the dominant surface alteration process •We examine the patterns and spatial distributions of rayed craters on Dione.•We find that the ray system of Creusa crater extended over Dione.•The rays deposited on the trailing hemisphere have been partially erased.•This is due to implantation of dark particles, found throughout Saturn system.•Our observations imply that the implantation event occurred very recently. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Icarus Elsevier

Rayed craters on Dione: Implication for the dominant surface alteration process

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc.
ISSN
0019-1035
eISSN
1090-2643
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.icarus.2016.03.021
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Abstract

•We examine the patterns and spatial distributions of rayed craters on Dione.•We find that the ray system of Creusa crater extended over Dione.•The rays deposited on the trailing hemisphere have been partially erased.•This is due to implantation of dark particles, found throughout Saturn system.•Our observations imply that the implantation event occurred very recently.

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IcarusElsevier

Published: Aug 1, 2016

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