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G.A. Burba's Iapetus Map with Nomenclature

G.A Burba: Nomenklatura detalei rel’efa sputnikov Saturna Moskva : “Nauka”, 1986.
Editors: Burba, Georgii Aleksandrovich; Florenskii, Kirill Pavlovich; Efremov, Iurii Nikolaevich
Nomenclature: Cyrillic

General Map of Iapetus

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October 25 - Iapetus

Iapetus, the third largest moon of Saturn, was discovered on October 25th, 1671, by Giovanni Cassini, and is a weird old place for a couple of reasons. 214 more words


The Highest Mountain

One of my favorite things about writing this blog is that it gives me a chance to answer the questions my irritating eight-year-old self wouldn’t quit asking. 2,566 more words

Why does Iapetus have two colours?

Why does Iapetus have two colours?
Chris, South Africa

Iapetus is the third largest satellite of Saturn, and it is the largest object in the solar system not in…

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A Northern View of Saturn's Stained Moon Iapetus

Here’s a raw image of Saturn’s moon Iapetus, looking down on its northern hemisphere from Cassini on March 31, 2015. The moon’s signature two-toned coloration is evident as its bright icy surface is partially coated by dark material, thought to have been ejected from distant neighbor… 100 more words


Today I'm loving...cute prints

Okay, so here’s a confession.

I have a bit of a thing for cute prints. 110 more words

Katy Pearson