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This set of global, color mosaics of Saturn's moon Iapetus was produced from images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its first ten years exploring the Saturn system.
This set of global, color mosaics of Saturn's moon Iapetus was produced from images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its first ten years exploring the Saturn system.

Color Maps of Iapetus - 2014

This set of global, color mosaics of Saturn's moon Iapetus was produced from images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its first ten years exploring the Saturn system.

Target: Iapetus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem
ID#: PIA18436
Added: 2014-11-04

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Color Maps of Iapetus - 2014

This set of global, color mosaics of Saturn's moon Iapetus was produced from images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its first ten years exploring the Saturn system.

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Iapetus is a moon of extreme contrasts. The light and dark features give the moon a distinctive 'yin and yang' appearance in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Iapetus is a moon of extreme contrasts. The light and dark features give the moon a distinctive 'yin and yang' appearance in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Yin and Yang

Iapetus is a moon of extreme contrasts. The light and dark features give the moon a distinctive 'yin and yang' appearance in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: Iapetus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA17142
Added: 2013-12-23

Views: 2640

Yin and Yang

Iapetus is a moon of extreme contrasts. The light and dark features give the moon a distinctive 'yin and yang' appearance in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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A large crater can be seen in the southern hemisphere of Saturn's two-tone moon Iapetus. Lit terrain seen here is on the trailing hemisphere while the leading hemisphere is extremely dark and whose trailing hemisphere is as white as snow.
A large crater can be seen in the southern hemisphere of Saturn's two-tone moon Iapetus. Lit terrain seen here is on the trailing hemisphere while the leading hemisphere is extremely dark and whose trailing hemisphere is as white as snow.

Big Crater Down South

A large crater can be seen in the southern hemisphere of Saturn's two-tone moon Iapetus. Lit terrain seen here is on the trailing hemisphere while the leading hemisphere is extremely dark and whose trailing hemisphere is as white as snow.

Target: Iapetus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA14624
Added: 2012-09-03

Views: 2135

Big Crater Down South

A large crater can be seen in the southern hemisphere of Saturn's two-tone moon Iapetus. Lit terrain seen here is on the trailing hemisphere while the leading hemisphere is extremely dark and whose trailing hemisphere is as white as snow.

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft takes one of its last good looks at Iapetus, a Saturnian moon known for its yin-yang-like, bright-and-dark color pattern.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft takes one of its last good looks at Iapetus, a Saturnian moon known for its yin-yang-like, bright-and-dark color pattern.

Southern Iapetus

NASA's Cassini spacecraft takes one of its last good looks at Iapetus, a Saturnian moon known for its yin-yang-like, bright-and-dark color pattern.

Target: Iapetus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA12776
Added: 2011-07-25

Views: 2905

Southern Iapetus

NASA's Cassini spacecraft takes one of its last good looks at Iapetus, a Saturnian moon known for its yin-yang-like, bright-and-dark color pattern.

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Some of Iapetus' dark surface interrupts the moon's lighter terrain in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Some of Iapetus' dark surface interrupts the moon's lighter terrain in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Infringing Darkness

Some of Iapetus' dark surface interrupts the moon's lighter terrain in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: Iapetus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA12706
Added: 2010-08-25

Views: 2549

Infringing Darkness

Some of Iapetus' dark surface interrupts the moon's lighter terrain in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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With its light and dark surface, Iapetus appears almost like a yin and yang symbol or a comma punctuation mark in this Cassini spacecraft image.
With its light and dark surface, Iapetus appears almost like a yin and yang symbol or a comma punctuation mark in this Cassini spacecraft image.

Yin and Yang

With its light and dark surface, Iapetus appears almost like a yin and yang symbol or a comma punctuation mark in this Cassini spacecraft image.

Target: Iapetus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA12697
Added: 2010-08-12

Views: 3060

Yin and Yang

With its light and dark surface, Iapetus appears almost like a yin and yang symbol or a comma punctuation mark in this Cassini spacecraft image.

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward a crescent of Saturn's moon Iapetus and glimpses a bit of that moon's yin-yang appearance.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward a crescent of Saturn's moon Iapetus and glimpses a bit of that moon's yin-yang appearance.

Sliver of Iapetus

NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward a crescent of Saturn's moon Iapetus and glimpses a bit of that moon's yin-yang appearance.

Target: Iapetus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA12681
Added: 2010-07-21

Views: 2896

Sliver of Iapetus

NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward a crescent of Saturn's moon Iapetus and glimpses a bit of that moon's yin-yang appearance.

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Light and dark terrain covers the surface of Saturn's moon Iapetus in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Light and dark terrain covers the surface of Saturn's moon Iapetus in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Dark Interrupting Bright

Light and dark terrain covers the surface of Saturn's moon Iapetus in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: Iapetus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA12657
Added: 2010-06-17

Views: 3011

Dark Interrupting Bright

Light and dark terrain covers the surface of Saturn's moon Iapetus in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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A large dark region fills a semicircle of the visible disk of Iapetus on the left of this NASA Cassini spacecraft image, appearing like a bite taken out of this Saturnian moon.
A large dark region fills a semicircle of the visible disk of Iapetus on the left of this NASA Cassini spacecraft image, appearing like a bite taken out of this Saturnian moon.

Bite Out of Iapetus

A large dark region fills a semicircle of the visible disk of Iapetus on the left of this NASA Cassini spacecraft image, appearing like a bite taken out of this Saturnian moon.

Target: Iapetus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA12626
Added: 2010-05-05

Views: 2815

Bite Out of Iapetus

A large dark region fills a semicircle of the visible disk of Iapetus on the left of this NASA Cassini spacecraft image, appearing like a bite taken out of this Saturnian moon.

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The two-toned surface of Saturn's moon Iapetus is demonstrated in the dark region of the moon visible on the top left and the bright crater in the lower right of this portrait captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
The two-toned surface of Saturn's moon Iapetus is demonstrated in the dark region of the moon visible on the top left and the bright crater in the lower right of this portrait captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Yin Yang Iapetus

The two-toned surface of Saturn's moon Iapetus is demonstrated in the dark region of the moon visible on the top left and the bright crater in the lower right of this portrait captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: Iapetus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA12604
Added: 2010-04-05

Views: 3979

Yin Yang Iapetus

The two-toned surface of Saturn's moon Iapetus is demonstrated in the dark region of the moon visible on the top left and the bright crater in the lower right of this portrait captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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Craters give a rugged look to surface of Iapetus, especially in the large basin of Engelier visible along the southern limb of the moon in this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Craters give a rugged look to surface of Iapetus, especially in the large basin of Engelier visible along the southern limb of the moon in this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Crater at the Edge

Craters give a rugged look to surface of Iapetus, especially in the large basin of Engelier visible along the southern limb of the moon in this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: Iapetus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA12596
Added: 2010-03-24

Views: 2864

Crater at the Edge

Craters give a rugged look to surface of Iapetus, especially in the large basin of Engelier visible along the southern limb of the moon in this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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The oblate shape of the moon Iapetus is particularly noticeable in this portrait; the two-toned surface of the moon Iapetus also stands out against the darkness of space in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
The oblate shape of the moon Iapetus is particularly noticeable in this portrait; the two-toned surface of the moon Iapetus also stands out against the darkness of space in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Oblate Iapetus

The oblate shape of the moon Iapetus is particularly noticeable in this portrait; the two-toned surface of the moon Iapetus also stands out against the darkness of space in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: Iapetus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA12556
Added: 2010-02-24

Views: 3177

Oblate Iapetus

The oblate shape of the moon Iapetus is particularly noticeable in this portrait; the two-toned surface of the moon Iapetus also stands out against the darkness of space in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward a crescent of Saturn's dark and light moon, Iapetus.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward a crescent of Saturn's dark and light moon, Iapetus.

Eyeing Iapetus

NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward a crescent of Saturn's dark and light moon, Iapetus.

Target: Iapetus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA12539
Added: 2010-02-01

Views: 2716

Eyeing Iapetus

NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward a crescent of Saturn's dark and light moon, Iapetus.

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft examines the rough dark-light dichotomy of the terrain on Saturn's moon Iapetus. Lit terrain seen here is on the Saturn-facing side of Iapetus.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft examines the rough dark-light dichotomy of the terrain on Saturn's moon Iapetus. Lit terrain seen here is on the Saturn-facing side of Iapetus.

Iapetus' Puzzling Surface

NASA's Cassini spacecraft examines the rough dark-light dichotomy of the terrain on Saturn's moon Iapetus. Lit terrain seen here is on the Saturn-facing side of Iapetus.

Target: Iapetus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA12521
Added: 2010-01-06

Views: 5533

Iapetus' Puzzling Surface

NASA's Cassini spacecraft examines the rough dark-light dichotomy of the terrain on Saturn's moon Iapetus. Lit terrain seen here is on the Saturn-facing side of Iapetus.

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These two global images of Iapetus taken by NASA's Cassini's spacecraft show the extreme brightness dichotomy on the surface of this peculiar Saturnian moon.
These two global images of Iapetus taken by NASA's Cassini's spacecraft show the extreme brightness dichotomy on the surface of this peculiar Saturnian moon.

Global View of Iapetus' Dichotomy

These two global images of Iapetus taken by NASA's Cassini's spacecraft show the extreme brightness dichotomy on the surface of this peculiar Saturnian moon.

Target: Iapetus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA11690
Added: 2009-12-10

Views: 4628

Global View of Iapetus' Dichotomy

These two global images of Iapetus taken by NASA's Cassini's spacecraft show the extreme brightness dichotomy on the surface of this peculiar Saturnian moon.

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This false-color view taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft is one of a panel of three images of Saturn's moon Iapetus showing the boundary of the global 'color dichotomy' on the hemisphere of this moon facing away from Saturn.
This false-color view taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft is one of a panel of three images of Saturn's moon Iapetus showing the boundary of the global 'color dichotomy' on the hemisphere of this moon facing away from Saturn.

Color Dichotomy on Iapetus

This false-color view taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft is one of a panel of three images of Saturn's moon Iapetus showing the boundary of the global 'color dichotomy' on the hemisphere of this moon facing away from Saturn.

Target: Iapetus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA11689
Added: 2009-12-10

Views: 4168

Color Dichotomy on Iapetus

This false-color view taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft is one of a panel of three images of Saturn's moon Iapetus showing the boundary of the global 'color dichotomy' on the hemisphere of this moon facing away from Saturn.

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Iapetus shows off its puzzling light and dark terrain in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Lit terrain seen here is on the Saturn-facing side of Iapetus.
Iapetus shows off its puzzling light and dark terrain in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Lit terrain seen here is on the Saturn-facing side of Iapetus.

Iapetus' Terrain

Iapetus shows off its puzzling light and dark terrain in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Lit terrain seen here is on the Saturn-facing side of Iapetus.

Target: Iapetus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA11632
Added: 2009-11-26

Views: 2717

Iapetus' Terrain

Iapetus shows off its puzzling light and dark terrain in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Lit terrain seen here is on the Saturn-facing side of Iapetus.

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A crescent Iapetus shows, at the top right of this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, some of the dark terrain characterizing this unusual Saturnian moon.
A crescent Iapetus shows, at the top right of this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, some of the dark terrain characterizing this unusual Saturnian moon.

A Slice of Iapetus

A crescent Iapetus shows, at the top right of this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, some of the dark terrain characterizing this unusual Saturnian moon.

Target: Iapetus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA11620
Added: 2009-11-10

Views: 2918

A Slice of Iapetus

A crescent Iapetus shows, at the top right of this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, some of the dark terrain characterizing this unusual Saturnian moon.

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NASA's Cassini Orbiter captures a far-off view of the two-toned surface of Saturn's moon, Iapetus. Scientists continue to investigate the nature of this moon's surface.
NASA's Cassini Orbiter captures a far-off view of the two-toned surface of Saturn's moon, Iapetus. Scientists continue to investigate the nature of this moon's surface.

Light-Dark Enigma

NASA's Cassini Orbiter captures a far-off view of the two-toned surface of Saturn's moon, Iapetus. Scientists continue to investigate the nature of this moon's surface.

Target: Iapetus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA11608
Added: 2009-10-23

Views: 3123

Light-Dark Enigma

NASA's Cassini Orbiter captures a far-off view of the two-toned surface of Saturn's moon, Iapetus. Scientists continue to investigate the nature of this moon's surface.

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This anaglyph, shows huge mountains on Saturn's moon Iapetus, imaged by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its very close flyby in Sept. 2007. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
This anaglyph, shows huge mountains on Saturn's moon Iapetus, imaged by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its very close flyby in Sept. 2007. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.

Towering Peaks of Iapetus

This anaglyph, shows huge mountains on Saturn's moon Iapetus, imaged by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its very close flyby in Sept. 2007. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.

Target: Iapetus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA08379
Added: 2007-10-09

Views: 3674

Towering Peaks of Iapetus

This anaglyph, shows huge mountains on Saturn's moon Iapetus, imaged by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its very close flyby in Sept. 2007. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.

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This stereo view of Iapetus was created by combining two NASA Cassini images, which were taken one day apart. The view serves mainly to show the spherical shape of Iapetus and some of the moon’s topography. 3-D glasses are necessary to view this image.
This stereo view of Iapetus was created by combining two NASA Cassini images, which were taken one day apart. The view serves mainly to show the spherical shape of Iapetus and some of the moon’s topography. 3-D glasses are necessary to view this image.

Iapetus in 3-D

This stereo view of Iapetus was created by combining two NASA Cassini images, which were taken one day apart. The view serves mainly to show the spherical shape of Iapetus and some of the moon’s topography. 3-D glasses are necessary to view this image.

Target: Iapetus
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA06169
Added: 2005-01-07

Views: 3073

Iapetus in 3-D

This stereo view of Iapetus was created by combining two NASA Cassini images, which were taken one day apart. The view serves mainly to show the spherical shape of Iapetus and some of the moon’s topography. 3-D glasses are necessary to view this image.

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Saturn's outermost large moon, Iapetus, has a bright, heavily cratered icy terrain and a dark terrain, as shown in this NASA Voyager 2 image taken on Aug. 22, 1981.
Saturn's outermost large moon, Iapetus, has a bright, heavily cratered icy terrain and a dark terrain, as shown in this NASA Voyager 2 image taken on Aug. 22, 1981.

Iapetus Bright and Dark Terrains

Saturn's outermost large moon, Iapetus, has a bright, heavily cratered icy terrain and a dark terrain, as shown in this NASA Voyager 2 image taken on Aug. 22, 1981.

Target: Iapetus
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Instrument: Voyager 2
ID#: PIA00348
Added: 1998-06-04

Views: 3584

Iapetus Bright and Dark Terrains

Saturn's outermost large moon, Iapetus, has a bright, heavily cratered icy terrain and a dark terrain, as shown in this NASA Voyager 2 image taken on Aug. 22, 1981.

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