posted on Mar, 31 2004 @ 10:13 AM
1st time poster
THere are several anamolous aspects of Saturns moon Phoebe. I understand that it is considered a perfect sphere by astronomers in NASA circles with
the data of Viking. It is VERy dark , almost non reflective, it is 4 times farted out in its orbitthan Saturns next closest moon, and it has a
retrograde orbit. I have heard through several sources that there is some speculation that it is an artificial satellite and may be a huge " mother
ship " of an alien race.
There are few sites on the internet with any data , I am appealing to all readers of Above Top Secret to help me gather all data , photos etc and
learn just what it is exactly that orbits SAturn.
Phoebe (Phoebe ("FEE bee") is the outermost of Saturn's known satellites. Phoebe is almost 4 times more distant from Saturn than its nearest
orbit: 12,952,000 km from Saturn
diameter: 220 km
mass: 4.0e18 kg
Phoebe is the daughter of Uranus and Gaia; grandmother of Apollo and Artemis.
Discovered by Pickering in 1898.
Most of Saturn's moons are bright but Phoebe's albedo is very low (.05), as dark as lampblack.
All of Saturn's moons except for Phoebe and Iapetus orbit very nearly in the plane of Saturn's equator. Phoebe's orbit is inclined almost 175į (its
north pole is in the opposite direction to Saturn's).
Phoebe's eccentric, retrograde orbit and unusual albedo indicates that it may be a captured asteroid or Kuiper Belt object.
Phoebe is also unusual in that it does not rotate synchronously as do all the other moons of Saturn except Hyperion.
Material knocked off of Phoebe's surface by microscopic meteor impacts may be responsible for the dark surfaces of Hyperion and the leading
hemisphere of Iapetus. )
comparison to moon: