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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

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


Image of the Day: 5/6/14

(Photo Credit: NASA/ESA/Cassini spacecraft)

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


The Age of Titans

by Ovidios Thoras

The Titans, the abandoned children of Day and Night, were cowering in fear as cosmological events played above their heads. With no guidance and no understanding of what’s happening, they learned to fear and respect the skies.

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Sturzstroms on Saturn’s Moon Iapetus.

Post by Kelsi Singer. Ph.D Candidate, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University, USA.

A typical landslide runs out less than two times its drop height whereas a long-runout landslide can extend 20-30 times the height it dropped from. 968 more words

Mass Wasting