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Cassini flies over Iapetus' equatorial ridge

Cassini flies over Iapetus' equatorial ridge

NASA / JPL-Caltech / SSI / animation by Emily Lakdawalla

Cassini flies over Iapetus' equatorial ridge
As Cassini flew by Iapetus on 10 September 2007, it took 13 images of the equatorial ridge rising over the horizon. Most of the flight is over Iapetus' dark terrain, but at the very end of the animation, the white flanks of the Voyager moutains begin to appear.

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