Last Cassini Flyby of 2004: Iapetus

The Cassini spacecraft flew by the Saturnian moon Iapetus on December 31, 2004 and snapped some images. The moon is recognizable because of it has one bright side and one dark side, perhaps due to sweeping up debris on its leeward side as it orbits Saturn. Cassini will pass much closer to the moon around September 10, 2007.

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Richard Leis

Richard Leis is a writer and poet living in Tucson, Arizona. His poetry has been published in Impossible Archetype. His essays about fairy tales and technology have been published on Tiny Donkey and Fairy Tale Review’s “Fairy-Tale Files“.