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Iapetus
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Photo of the satellite Iapetus of the planet Saturn
Iapetus   Saturn VIII

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Mean distance from the planet Saturn 3.561.300 km
Orbital period around the planet Saturn (sideric) 79,330 d
Mean orbital velocity 3,27 km/s
Orbital inclination 14,72 °
Eccentricity of the orbit around the planet Saturn 0,0283
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Discovered by Giovanni Domenico Cassini 1671
Mass 1,59 × 1021 kg
Equatorial radius 718 km
Mean density 1,02 g/cm³
Escape velocity 0,586 km/s
Rotational period (synchronous) 79,330 d
Albedo 0,05 - 0,5
Apparent magnitude + 10,2 - 11,9 mvis
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Iapetus is the son Uranus and Gaia. Iapetus' wife is Clymene, with whom he has the four children Atlas, Menoetius, Prometheus and Epimetheus.

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File icon NASA (Voyager) - Iapetus: Saturn's Disappearing Moon
Astronomy Picture of the Day (Oct 15th 1995) - 339 × 316 (80 kB)
File icon NASA (Voyager 2) - The Saturn System
© Calvin J. Hamilton ("Views of the Solar System")
File icon NASA (Voyager 2) - Iapetus
© Calvin J. Hamilton ("Views of the Solar System")
File icon NASA (Voyager 2) - Iapetus
© Calvin J. Hamilton ("Views of the Solar System")
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Online version of the "Planetary Data System Educational CD-ROM"
File icon A Multimedia Tour of the Solar System - The Nine Planets
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