This stunning close-up shows mountainous terrain reaching about 10 km in height along the unique equatorial ridge of Iapetus. The view was acquired during Cassini's only close flyby of the two-toned Saturn moon.
Above the middle of the image can be seen a place where an impact has exposed the bright ice beneath the dark overlying material.
The image was taken on 10 September 2007 with the Cassini's narrow-angle camera at a distance of approximately 3870 km from Iapetus. Image scale is 23 m per pixel.