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Old 02-18-2005, 04:44 AM
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Have you ever seen an ARTIFICIAL MOON?

http://www.enterprisemission.com/images_v2/Iapetus/Iapetus-Color-High-Res-s.jpg

http://sci.esa.int/science-e-media/img/9d/Iapetus070105-1.jpg

The website of the European Space Agency (ESA) says:

"The most unique, and perhaps most remarkable feature discovered on Iapetus in Cassini images is a topographic ridge that coincides almost exactly with the geographic equator. The ridge is conspicuous in the picture as an approximately 20-kilometre wide band that extends from the western (left) side of the disc almost to the day/night boundary on the right. On the left horizon, the peak of the ridge reaches at least 13 kilometres above the surrounding terrain. Along the roughly 1300-kilometre length over which it can be traced in this picture, it remains almost exactly parallel to the equator within a couple of degrees. The physical origin of the ridge has yet to be explained." (http://sci.esa.int/science-e/www/object/index.cfm?fobjectid=35229&fbodylongid=1654)

"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." <William Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act 1 scene 5>

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