Solving the mystery of Iapetus

  title={Solving the mystery of Iapetus},
  author={Paulo de Tarso Cavalcante Freire},
Since the discovery of Iapetus by G. D. Cassini, in 1672, it has been known that the leading hemisphere of this Saturnian satellite is one order of magnitude darker than the trailing hemisphere. Since the Cassini spacecraft entered the Saturnian orbit, several high-quality images of the dark hemisphere of Iapetus have been obtained, in particular during the… CONTINUE READING