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Hyperion



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Hyperion

Hyperion
December 17, 2004
 

Hyperion is one of the smaller of Saturn's main satellites, is irregular in shape, about 400 by 250 by 240 kilometers (250 by 160 by 150 miles), and is noted for its odd scarp system. Scarps like that shown in this narrow angle field-of-view artist's rendering are long cliff-like features, and may be as much as 30 kilometers (20 miles) above the main surface level of the satellite. By David Seal (only available electronically).




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