Monday 9 July 2007

Hyperion: A Sponge Textured Moon

The newly imaged craters on the unusually coarse surface might be the result of impacts, but for some reason have dark centers. The low density of Hyperion indicates it might even be a spelunker's paradise, riddled with tremendous caverns.

This Astronomer works as a geomorphologist and studies the terrain formations of planets and moons and tries to figure out how they got that way. Further to this Hyperion's cup like craters seem to be have Hydrocarbons within and because it has such wobbly rotation .... speculation mounts that it could be a captured asteroid or a remnant planet ?
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