Saturn's moon Dione has mysterious stripes all across its surface

Saturn's moon Dione is decorated with long, bright stripes, according to a new study and astronomers say is unlike anything else they've seen in the solar system.

After first noticing them, researchers from the Planetary Science Institute and the Smithsonian began trying to figure out where they came from and why they exist.

They concluded that the origins of these linear stripes are most likely caused by the draping of surface substances like material from Saturn's rings, passing comets or co-orbital moons.

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