What Caused The Iapetus Ridge ? (A Saturn moon kweschun)

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Dearest Science Peeps of Generous Knowledge Giveth,

Why is there a big walnut around Saturn ?

I mean look for yourself , it's a walnut and no mistake !!!!! the evidence is attached !!!

Ok ok ....just in case it is a moon, what caused such a ridgey looking thing ?

What Caused The Iapetus Ridge   ?


I'm hoping a passing Ridgeologist will pass by and clear this up !


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« Last Edit: 18/09/2016 19:10:20 by chiralSPO »
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Re: What Caused The Iapetus Ridge ? (A Saturn moon kweschun)
« Reply #1 on: 18/09/2016 22:09:41 »
Equatorial ridges are a feature of at least three of Saturn's moons: the large moon Iapetus and the tiny moons Atlas and Pan.
One theory is that these are remnants of Saturn's rings, colliding with the equator of these moons.
See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equatorial_ridge

Several other theories are listed for Iapetus, including the suggestion that Iapetus had its own ring system.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equatorial_ridge_on_Iapetus

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Re: What Caused The Iapetus Ridge ? (A Saturn moon kweschun)
« Reply #2 on: 19/09/2016 07:39:25 »
What Caused The Iapetus Ridge   ?

That it's on the equator => collapsed ring , (sounds nasty) ...   
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2011JE004010/full

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Re: What Caused The Iapetus Ridge ? (A Saturn moon kweschun)
« Reply #3 on: 20/09/2016 11:50:08 »
Gosh !..thank ewe evan_au and RD

yes, the fact that it's on the equator just has to relevant. thank ewe for the very interesting links.
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