Finding the trigger to Iapetus' odd global albedo pattern: Dynamics of dust from Saturn's irregular satellites

@article{Tamayo2011FindingTT,
  title={Finding the trigger to Iapetus' odd global albedo pattern: Dynamics of dust from Saturn's irregular satellites},
  author={Daniel Tamayo and Joseph A. Burns and Douglas P. Hamilton and Matthew M. Hedman},
  journal={Icarus},
  year={2011},
  volume={215},
  pages={260-278}
}
Abstract The leading face of Saturn’s moon Iapetus, Cassini Regio, has an albedo only one tenth that on its trailing side. The origin of this enigmatic dichotomy has been debated for over 40 years, but with new data, a clearer picture is emerging. Motivated by Cassini radar and imaging observations, we investigate Soter’s model of dark exogenous dust striking an originally brighter Iapetus by modeling the dynamics of the dark dust from the ring of the exterior retrograde satellite Phoebe under… Expand
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