Bruce Murray Space Image Library

The Voyager Mountains, Iapetus

The Voyager Mountains, Iapetus
The Voyager Mountains, Iapetus Just after its closest approach to Iapetus on 10 September 2007, Cassini focused downward to capture a six-frame color mosaic of the "Voyager Mountains," a line of peaks first spotted in images from the Voyager spacecraft as a series of white spots marching along the equator into the dark terrain. NASA / JPL-Caltech / SSI / color mosaic by Gordan Ugarkovic

The data was released to the Planetary Data System in June 2008; here, amateur Gordan Ugarkovic has assembled the mosaic, in color, and overlaid it on a wide-angle shot taken at the same time to provide context. The color is slightly different between the narrow- and wide-angle mosaics: narrow-angle is IR1-GRN-UV3, while wide-angle is IR1-GRN-VIO. The mosaic is shown here at half its full resolution; visit Ugarkovic's Flickr photostream to download the full-resolution version.

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