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SCI/TECH: "That's no moon..."- Cassini captures interesting image of Iapetus

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posted on Dec, 20 2005 @ 12:40 PM
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20km high
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note that in some part, the ridge is made of three parallel mountains
already the ridge is a unique feature in our solar system... but three parallel mountains: it sounds like a joke
If you add that the craters beside the ridge seem to be aligned and parallel (again:duh
to the ridge...
But the most astonishing of the website above are the geometric limb of the moon
A moon of that size!?? That makes me wonder why the NASA is so motivated to go to Mars...?

[edit on 20/12/2005 by Lillo]




posted on Dec, 20 2005 @ 03:38 PM
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dont know if it has been mentioned, but the newest theory on the ridge is that it is an accumulation of orbiting debris, that orbited the moon in a ringed pattern, and the orbits of the objects eventually collapsed, thereby forming a perfect ridge of these along the moons.

eh, could be...



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