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Post by Rockhopper on Sat Feb 07, 2015 1:45 am

Iapetus, discovered by Giovanni Cassini in th 17th century, it is an enigma.

It's large orbit is on an angle to the plane of Saturn it's host planet unlike all the other moons there.

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Post by Agartha on Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:32 am

How unusual.... the hemisphere that faces Saturn is a lot darker than the other one and they don't know or understand how. It also has a density only 1.2 times that of liquid water.. I'd sooo love to see that!!
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Post by Rockhopper on Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:57 pm

Dirty snowball Ags? Who knows?

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Post by Agartha on Sat Feb 07, 2015 4:14 pm

Well, it's mostly ice... yes, if you look at the Nasa pic it does look like a dirty snowball!!
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