Iapetus= Deathstar (7)

1 Name: N0th1ng 2005-08-05 20:12 ID:G2PkIH51

Here is an interesting "theory" from a author who brought the whole "face on mars" thing to the spotlight. Even though the theory should be atbest taken with a grain of salt, the pics from the cassini probe do raise a few eyebrows. FYI Iapetus is the 8th moon of Saturn.

2 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-08-05 22:27 ID:jmEx/X1I

I really can't be arsed to slog through yet another kook's long-winded rantings (there seems to be a correlation between kookery and an inability to GET TO THE POINT), but Iapetus sure is a fun little moon. It's definitely one of the weirdest objects in the solar system.

Here's a nice picture of Iapetus: http://www.livejournal.com/users/mmcirvin/184626.html

And more Iapetus stuff: http://www.planetary.org/news/2005/cassini_moons_0322.html

3 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-08-06 03:05 ID:Heaven

Summary (...I think. I merely skimmed the 6 pages, plus the conclusion page doesn't exist yet):

Iapetus is faceted.
Iapetus has a wall-like structure on its surface that runs around its equator.
Iapetus has weird shapes on its surface.

Possible conclusion:
Iapetus is artificial.
Iapetus may be an old battered planet-tugger/tow engine, used to populate this solar system with planets.

4 Name: Alexander!DxY0NCwFJg!!muklVGqN 2005-08-09 19:22 ID:Heaven

>Iapetus may be an old battered planet-tugger/tow engine, used to populate this solar system with planets.


I guess our Sun is a giant star-tugger/tow engine, used to populate our local group with stars? ; )

5 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU 2005-08-09 20:58 ID:aOe+Y7pG

Nah, I don't think solar systems were brought in the galaxy.
But it's very possible that solar systems got planets added, for various reasons. Or planets moved around from within the system.
Let's say we have a solar system which, after condensation, has planets that are too far or too close to the sun for carbon-oxygen life to flourish on. Moving one of the planets to a "best orbit" would be a smart idea. And for the finishing touch, add it a moon so that it has tides (with the added bonus of a remote observation post, always facing the planet). Oh but now the solar system is unbalanced! Quick, grab a couple of moons from here and there and put them into a planetary orbit to stabilize the system. Whew, done. :)

6 Name: Furi!EuK0M02kkg 2005-08-13 06:42 ID:Heaven

Now that's intelligent design! ^_^

7 Name: Alexander!DxY0NCwFJg!!muklVGqN 2005-08-13 10:30 ID:Heaven

>Now that's intelligent design! ^_^

You just won the "harmless but good troll" award. Congratulations! : D

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