PIA02291: Iapetus



This narrow-angle camera image of Saturn's mysterious satellite Iapetus was taken through the Clear filter from a distance of 2.5 million km on 15 November 1980. The dramatic brightness change between hemispheres is clearly seen here. Even with the bright side overexposed, the dark surface is still not visible.

Background Info:

JPL managed the Voyager Project for NASA's Office of Space Science.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Iapetus Saturn
System Saturn
Target Type Satellite Planet
Mission Voyager
Instrument Host Voyager 1
Host Type Flyby Spacecraft
Instrument Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS)
Detector Narrow Angle Camera
Extra Keywords Grayscale, Visual
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2000-05-25
Date in Caption 1980-11-15
Image Credit NASA/JPL
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA02291
Identifier PIA02291