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Iapetus - THE MOST BAFFLING … BUT ARGUABLY, THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT OBJECT IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM ….
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This unusual moon is the only object in the Solar System which we might seriously regard as an alien signpost – a natural object deliberately modified by an advanced civilization to attract our attention.

This odd moon has a number of striking anomalies.

the presence of a baffling, arrow-straight, 12-mile-high (~60,000 foot!) “wall”  — which precisely bisects the leading hemisphere, and apparently crosses the entire width of this strangely darkened “Cassini Regio” … over 800 miles in length.

There is no viable geological model to explain a sixty thousand-foot-high, sixty thousand-foot-wide, four million-foot-long “wall” … spanning an entire planetary hemisphere … let alone, located in the precise plane of its equator!


[Image: Iapetus-_Color-_High-_Res-s.jpg]


[Image: IAPETUS-_Wall-_CL-s.jpg]



The rabbit hole doesn’t stop here though. Not only is this moon half black, half white, with a ginormous ridge around it, its shape is geometric! This is impossible, though, because all other natural moons larger than 250 miles across are always spherical due to their greater gravity. Iapetus is a 900 mile wide, eroded, truncated icosahedron.


[Image: Shape_of_Iapetus_Background.jpg]
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[Image: 320px-_Truncatedicosahedron.jpg]
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for those that dont know this moon.........

Orbit
The orbit of Iapetus is somewhat unusual. Although it is Saturn's third-largest moon, it orbits much farther from Saturn than the next closest major moon, Titan. It has also the most inclined orbital plane of the regular satellites; only the irregular outer satellites like Phoebe have more inclined orbits. The cause of this is unknown.

Because of this distant, inclined orbit, Iapetus is the only large moon from which the rings of Saturn would be clearly visible; from the other inner moons, the rings would be edge-on and difficult to see. From Iapetus, Saturn would appear to be 1°56' in diameter (four times the size of the Moon viewed from Earth).[12]

Two-tone coloration

Natural-color image of Iapetus
In the 17th century, Giovanni Cassini observed that he could see Iapetus only on the west side of Saturn and never on the east. He correctly deduced that Iapetus is locked in synchronous rotation about Saturn and that one side of Iapetus is darker than the other, conclusions later confirmed by larger telescopes.

A further mystery of Iapetus is the equatorial ridge that runs along the center of Cassini Regio, about 1,300 km long, 20 km wide, and 13 km high. It was discovered when the Cassini spacecraft imaged Iapetus on December 31, 2004. Peaks in the ridge rise more than 20 km above the surrounding plains, making them some of the tallest mountains in the Solar System. The ridge forms a complex system including isolated peaks, segments of more than 200 km and sections with three near parallel ridges.[31] Within the bright regions there is no ridge, but there are a series of isolated 10 km peaks along the equator.[32] The ridge system is heavily cratered, indicating that it is ancient. The prominent equatorial bulge gives Iapetus a walnut-like appearance.

It is not clear how the ridge formed. One difficulty is to explain why it follows the equator almost perfectly. There are at least four current hypotheses, but none of them explains why the ridge is confined to Cassini Regio.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iapetus_(moon)
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i am a grandfather.... ..... i use my great grandfather's photo and title out of respect...
if not for him, my family (and i) would not exist....i dont even know his name
i wish i knew him, i wonder if i am like him, i wonder if i will ever know
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(07-11-2018, 12:22 AM)Mearek Wrote: [Image: 320px-_Truncatedicosahedron.jpg]

1st impression is segregation of large beings

2nd impression is a defensive wall of non flying threats but then something of that size and magnitude would take a while to build and if those threats existed it would be extremely difficult to make so precisely...I'd imagine repelling enemies while simultaneously erecting a wall would result in flaws to the symmetry.
Unless they built while the threats slept....

Or.....it's sometging else entirely but still an awesome post and ty.

Fascinating to say the least
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10 Outlandish Conspiracies, Claims, And Theories About Saturn


With its majestic rings, Saturn is the sixth planet from our Sun and the farthest planet that we can see from Earth with the naked eye. With the possible exception of Mars, Saturn is also the planet that has the strangest and most bizarre conspiracy theories as to its true identity or purpose. These are often intertwined with long-forgotten ancient knowledge and recently discovered natural phenomena.Saturn holds a lofty position in terms of apparent importance in ancient times. As an increasing number of space probes make their way past the huge cosmic body in our own era, both its beauty and its mysteries deepen. So does the craziness of the conspiracies aligned with it.


http://listverse.com/2017/10/06/10-outla...ut-saturn/
we only truly have our memories..... eventually it is all we will be


i am a grandfather.... ..... i use my great grandfather's photo and title out of respect...
if not for him, my family (and i) would not exist....i dont even know his name
i wish i knew him, i wonder if i am like him, i wonder if i will ever know
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I'm stymied.
Think for yourself. The Left has spun a cocoon around themselves in a web of their own petty hatreds, jealousies, and fears #WALKAWAY
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An unusual rascal! V6sRZf4
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(07-11-2018, 12:22 AM)Mearek Wrote: [Image: 320px-_Truncatedicosahedron.jpg]

Where is that ridge in relation to this geometry between hexagons and pentagons?
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Has it ever occurred to you that this is a NASA story and picture and they're notorious for making up bullshit?
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(07-11-2018, 12:17 AM)Mearek Wrote: This unusual moon is the only object in the Solar System which we might seriously regard as an alien signpost – a natural object deliberately modified by an advanced civilization to attract our attention.

This odd moon has a number of striking anomalies.

the presence of a baffling, arrow-straight, 12-mile-high (~60,000 foot!) “wall”  — which precisely bisects the leading hemisphere, and apparently crosses the entire width of this strangely darkened “Cassini Regio” … over 800 miles in length.

There is no viable geological model to explain a sixty thousand-foot-high, sixty thousand-foot-wide, four million-foot-long “wall” … spanning an entire planetary hemisphere … let alone, located in the precise plane of its equator!


[Image: Iapetus-_Color-_High-_Res-s.jpg]


[Image: IAPETUS-_Wall-_CL-s.jpg]



The rabbit hole doesn’t stop here though. Not only is this moon half black, half white, with a ginormous ridge around it, its shape is geometric! This is impossible, though, because all other natural moons larger than 250 miles across are always spherical due to their greater gravity. Iapetus is a 900 mile wide, eroded, truncated icosahedron.


[Image: Shape_of_Iapetus_Background.jpg]

Looks like a walnut  Doomed


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