The 'Voyager' Mountains
Date: 10 Sep 2007
Cassini zooms in, for the first time, on the patchy, bright and dark mountains originally identified in images from the NASA 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 at approximately 199 degrees west longitude, in the transition region between the moon's bright and dark hemispheres. North is up.
The image was taken on 10 September 2007, with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera at a distance of approximately 9,240 km (5,740 miles) from Iapetus. Image scale is 55 m (180 feet) per pixel.
Last Update: 15 Sept 2011 (AMB)
Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute