July 26 pic of Saturn moon

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erison
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July 26 pic of Saturn moon

Post by erison » Tue Jul 26, 2005 3:20 pm

Could this be a capture comet and the dark spot holes to the interior from previous out gassing episodes?
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Post by lbyard » Tue Jul 26, 2005 5:30 pm

The answer is simple. It's like our moon: http://moon.google.com/ (zoom all the way in).

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Post by McCub » Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:27 pm

I agree with erison. Hyperion looks to me like a well-worn comet that has warmed in its wandering close to the sun and now has been captured by Saturn and its crowd.

All of the holes in Hyperion's surface look more like outgassing jet orifices than impact craters.
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Post by makc » Thu Jul 28, 2005 6:24 am

Since I temporary do not lock threads, I suggest everyone to continue here. This thread might be locked in the future.

edit: Image due to popular demand. /makc