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Animation of Cassini's March 2015 Iapetus observations

Animation of Cassini's March 2015 Iapetus observations

NASA / JPL-Caltech / SSI / Emily Lakdawalla

Animation of Cassini's March 2015 Iapetus observations
Cassini observed Iapetus 33 times over the course of a week from 26 March through 1 April 2015.

Here are the 33 separate frames as a montage.

33 Cassini views of Iapetus, March and April 2015

NASA / JPL-Caltech / SSI / Emily Lakdawalla

33 Cassini views of Iapetus, March and April 2015
Cassini took the images used to make these color composites through clear, ultraviolet, green, and infrared filters between 26 March and 1 April 2015. They show Iapetus' north pole above its leading hemisphere, which is coated with dark material that likely originated on Phoebe. The images are enlarged 2x from their original resolution.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla

Original image data dated on or about April 1, 2015

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