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Map of Iapetus - December 2005
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Map of Iapetus - December 2005
PIA 07778

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  This global digital map of Iapetus was created using data taken during Cassini and Voyager spacecraft flybys. The map is an equidistant projection and has a scale of 641 meters (2,103 feet) per pixel.

Some territory seen in this map was imaged by Cassini using reflected light from Saturn.

The mean radius of Iapetus used for projection of this map is 735 kilometers (457 miles). The resolution of the map is 20 pixels per degree.

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the Cassini-Huygens mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The imaging team consists of scientists from the US, England, France, and Germany. The imaging operations center and team lead (Dr. C. Porco) are based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo.

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission, visit and the Cassini imaging team home page,

Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Released: December 22, 2005 (PIA 07778)
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