PIA02291: Iapetus
Target Name: Iapetus
Is a satellite of: Saturn
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 1
Instrument: VG ISS - Narrow Angle
Product Size: 174 x 433 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: PIA02291
Primary Data Set: Voyager EDRs
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Full-Res JPEG: PIA02291.jpg (2.039 kB)

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

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