Iapetus (moon)

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English: Iapetus, also Japetus, is the third-largest moon of Saturn, discovered by Giovanni Domenico Cassini in 1671. Iapetus is best known for its dramatic 'two-tone' coloration, but recent discoveries by the Cassini mission have revealed several other unusual physical characteristics. These mysteries are currently under investigation by scientists, and new information about Iapetus is accumulating continuously.
Français : Japet (S VIII Iapetus) est le troisième satellite de Saturne par la taille. Il a été découvert en 1671 par Jean-Dominique Cassini alias Giovanni Domenico Cassini.
Polski: Japet to jeden z księżyców Saturna, odkryty przez Giovanniego Cassini w roku 1671.


Pictures by Voyager 2[edit]

Pictures by Cassini[edit]

2004 flyby[edit]

2005 flyby[edit]

2006 flyby[edit]

2007 flyby[edit]

2007, Cassini probe[edit]