CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS

First Look at Iapetus

These processed Cassini images reveal a startlingly complex landscape on Saturn's "yin-yang" moon.

Sep 12, 2007: The Himalayas of Iapetus - This stunning close-up view shows mountainous terrain that reaches about 10 kilometers (6 miles) high along the unique equatorial ridge of Iapetus.
Sep 12, 2007: Coated Craters - Cassini surveys a bright landscape coated by dark material on Iapetus.
Sep 12, 2007: The 'Voyager' Mountains - Cassini zooms in, for the first time, on the patchy, bright and dark mountains originally identified in images from the Voyager spacecraft taken more than 25 years earlier.
Sep 12, 2007: Inky Stains on a Frozen Moon - Dark material splatters the walls and floors of craters in the surreal, frozen wastelands of Iapetus.