14 January 2005


See that ridge around the middle of the Saturnine moon of Iapetus?

Wonder what the hell it is? So do scientists.


Indri said...

Well, that's easy; that's the mark left by the mold in which Iapetus was cast. Somebody didn't take the time to file it off and make it smooth.

It's never been easy to find good help.

Jonathan Korman said...

Don't be absurd. If this was a picture from Voyager, I'd believe that, but this is from Cassini --- we make the pictures with computer graphics now.

batojar said...

No, silly. I'm with Indri, those Celestial Modelshop guys are slackers. Either that, or Hepheastus was REALLY hung over when he forged that puppy.