Iapetus



Iapetus discovery and discovery of global brightness dichotomy: Articles from Jean-Dominique Cassini

Cassini, J.D. (1673): A Discovery of Two New Planets about Saturn, Made in the Royal Parisian Observatory by Signor Cassini, Fellow of Both the Royal Societys, of England and France; English't Out of French. Philosophical Transactions Vol. 8, No. 92, 5178-5185 (25 Mar 1673). doi:10.1098/rstl.1673.0003.

Cassini, J.D. (1677): Some New Observations Made by Sig. Cassini and Deliver'd in the Journal Des Scavans, Concerning the Two Planets about Saturn, Formerly Discover'd by the Same, as Appears in N. 92. of these Tracts. Philosophical Transactions Vol. 12, No. 133, 831-833 (25 Mar 1677). doi:10.1098/rstl.1677.0004.


Iapetus global brightness dichotomy enigma solved: Articles in Science Magazine from 22 Jan 2010

Denk, T., Neukum, G., Roatsch, Th., Porco, C.C., Burns, J.A., Galuba, G.G., Schmedemann, N., Helfenstein, P., Thomas, P.C., Wagner, R.J., West, R.A. (2010): Iapetus: Unique Surface Properties and a Global Color Dichotomy from Cassini Imaging. Science 327, no. 5964, 435-439. doi:10.1126/science.1177088.

Spencer, J.R., Denk, T. (2010): Formation of Iapetus's Extreme Albedo Dichotomy by Exogenically-Triggered Thermal Migration of Water Ice. Science 327, no. 5964, 432-435. doi:10.1126/science.1177132.

Press releases:
FU Berlin, 10 Dec 2009 (in German). Same release, but with images, can be found at the FU Berlin Planetology webpage.


Targeted Cassini flyby of Iapetus (10 Sep 2007)

Flyby-planning pages and obtained-images pages at FU Berlin.

Press releases:
- FU Berlin (in German): 13 Sep 2007; 09 Oct 2007.

Planetary.org blog: 10 Sep 2007; 17 Aug 2007; 31 Aug 2007; 05 Sep 2007; 06 Sep 2007; 06 Sep 2007; 09 Sep 2007; 10 Sep 2007; 10 Sep 2007; 11 Sep 2007; 11 Sep 2007; 12 Sep  2007; 12 Sep 2007; 12 Sep 2007; 13 Sep 2007; 20 Sep 2007; 24 Sep 2007; 22 Oct 2007.

Planetary.org radio: Broadcast of 17 Sep 2007.

Rui Borges' Space-Europe blog: 24 Sep 2007.