What are Iapetus?

  • (noun): (Greek mythology) the Titan who was father of Atlas and Epimetheus and Prometheus in ancient mythology.

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Iapetus
... Iapetus ( /aɪˈæpɨtəs/) may mean Iapetus (mythology), a Titan in Greek mythology Iapetus (moon), one of the planet Saturn's moons Iapetus Ocean, an ancient ocean between Laurentia and Baltica Iapetus ...
2001: A Space Odyssey (novel) - Iapetus Vs. Japetus
... The name of the Saturnian moon Iapetus is spelled Japetus in the book ... author Jerome Agel discusses the point that "Iapetus" is the most common rendering of the name, according to many sources, including the Oxford English Dictionary ...
Iapetus (moon) - Orbit
... The orbit of Iapetus is somewhat unusual ... Because of this distant, inclined orbit, Iapetus is the only large moon from which the rings of Saturn would be clearly visible from the other inner moons, the rings would ... From Iapetus, Saturn would appear to be 1°56' in diameter (four times the size of the Moon viewed from Earth) ...
Discovery One - Background
... her space mission became a one-way spaceflight to Saturn and its moon Iapetus ... alien artifacts at Saturn and Iapetus, the preliminary plan is for all five members of her crew to enter suspended animation for an indefinite period of time ... more powerful spaceship, Discovery Two, would be built so that it would fly from the Earth to Iapetus, rescue the five astronauts, and then make the long voyage ...
Iapetus Nunatak
... Iapetus Nunatak (71°36′S 70°15′W / 71.600°S 70.250°W / -71.600 -70.250Coordinates 71°36′S 70°15′W / 71.600°S 70.250°W / -71.600 -70.250) is ... Antarctic Place-Names Committee from association with Saturn Glacier (nearby to the east), after Iapetus, one of the satellites of Saturn ...