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Saturn's "Yin-Yang" moon Iapetus

Thanks to the Cassini mission, a great many things have been learned about the Saturn system in recent years. In addition to information on Saturn's atmosphere, rotation and its beautiful and extensive ring system, many revelations ...

dateOct 29, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Clocking Neptune's spin

( -- By tracking atmospheric features on Neptune, a UA planetary scientist has accurately determined the planet's rotation, a feat that had not been previously achieved for any of the gas planets in our solar ...

dateJun 29, 2011 in Astronomy
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What’s up with Iapetus?

Although Saturn's moon Iapetus was first discovered in 1671 by Giovanni Cassini, its behavior was extremely odd. Cassini was able to regularly find the moon when it was to the west of Saturn, but when he waited for it to ...

dateJun 13, 2011 in Space Exploration
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