Water Fact File for Iapetus

The Bottom Line:

A moon of contrasts...

 

Findings from Dr Kotwicki's 1991 Paper:

Iapetus consists of almost pure ice and shows striking differences in brightness. Its leading hemisphere is dark with an albedo of 0.04 - resembling the Martian miniature moon Phobos - while its trailing edge is bright, with an albedo of 0.5.

 

Latest Findings about Water on Iapetus:

 

 

IAPETUS - SATURNIAN MOON
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Above: Iapetus.

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