View Full Version : Global Map of Iapetus

2008-Feb-01, 12:50 AM
Here's a cool global map of Saturn's moon Iapetus, stitched together from the various Cassini flybys. Cassini didn't see the entire moon, so the imaging team put in photographs from Voyager to cover the missing polar regions.You can see its distinct equatorial ridge on the left-hand side of the image, and the mottled dark and [...]

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2008-Feb-01, 01:02 AM
Got me. For a second, looking at the map (http://www.universetoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/pia08406.jpg), I was thinking about the line at the equator, that it must be some leftover artifact of mapmaking.

Oh... Iapetus! Home of the equatorial ridge!

Somehow, to me, it looks even weirder on a map.