Impact May Have Deformed Saturn’s Moon Iapetus

One of the strangest moons in the Solar System is Saturn’s Iapetus, which features an enormous equatorial mountain ridge and spiky belt that rises 12 miles above the moon’s surface may have all been the result of a single impact.

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Gigantic Ice Avalanches Discovered on Saturn’s Moon Iapetus

iapetus-saturn-terminatorPlanetary scientists discovered unexpected and enormous ice avalanches on Saturn’s moon Iapetus, half of which is light-colored while the other is dark. Its mountains are 12 miles in height, which is twice the height of Mount Everest.

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