Cassini Imaging Science: Initial Results on Phoebe and Iapetus

  title={Cassini Imaging Science: Initial Results on Phoebe and Iapetus},
  author={Carolyn C. Porco and Emily J. Baker and J. M. Barbara and Kevin Beurle and Andre Brahic and Joseph A. Burns and S{\'e}bastien Charnoz and Nicholas J. Cooper and D. D. Dawson and Anthony D. Del Genio and Tilmann Denk and Luke Dones and Ulyana Anatolyevna Dyudina and Michael W. Evans and Bernd Giese and Kevin R. Grazier and P. Helfenstein and Andrew P. Ingersoll and Robert A. Jacobson and Torrence V. Johnson and Andy McEwen and Carl D. Murray and Gerhard Neukum and W. M. Owen and Jason E. Perry and Thomas Roatsch and Joseph Nicholas Spitale and Steven W. Squyres and Peter C. Thomas and Matthew S. Tiscareno and Elizabeth P. Turtle and Ashwin R. Vasavada and Joseph Frank Veverka and Roland J. Wagner and Richard D. West},
  pages={1237 - 1242}
The Cassini Imaging Science Subsystem acquired high-resolution imaging data on the outer Saturnian moon, Phoebe, during Cassini's close flyby on 11 June 2004 and on Iapetus during a flyby on 31 December 2004. Phoebe has a heavily cratered and ancient surface, shows evidence of ice near the surface, has distinct layering of different materials, and has a mean density that is indicative of an ice-rock mixture. Iapetus's dark leading side (Cassini Regio) is ancient, heavily cratered terrain… 

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