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Iapetus' Dark Surface

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			Dark Surface

Iapetus' Dark Surface
December 16, 2004

In this extremely narrow angle field-of-view artist's rendering Iapetus, with its notable dark surface, occupies the foreground with a dimly lit crescent Saturn low in the sky. Iapetus' surface shows some strange wavy ice formations, some low scoured hills, and mountains in the background. The Sun as well as three other satellites are also visible. By David Seal (only available electronically).

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