Cassini zooms in, for the first time, on the patchy, bright and dark mountains originally identified in images from NASA's Voyager spacecraft taken more than 25 years earlier. The image was acquired during Cassini's only close flyby of Iapetus, a two-toned moon of Saturn. The terrain seen here is located on the equator of Iapetus, in the transition region between the moon's bright and dark hemispheres. The image was taken on Sept. 10, 2007, with the Cassini's narrow-angle camera at a distance of approximately 9,240 kilometers (5,740 miles) from Iapetus.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute


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