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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

Solid Bodies in the Solar System - a great map

That xkcd is an amazing website, you already know (and if you don’t, go and have a look at it now! You won’t regret it). 409 more words


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. 244 more words

Going On Up There Then

Image of the Day: 5/6/14

(Photo Credit: NASA/ESA/Cassini spacecraft)

This is Iapetus, Saturn’s 3rd largest moon.  207 more words