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Porco et al. 2005

Porco, C.C., E. Baker, J. Barbara, K. Beurle, A. Brahic, J.A. Burns, S. Charnoz, N. Cooper, D.D. Dawson, A.D. Del Genio, T. Denk, L. Dones, U. Dyudina, M.W. Evans, B. Giese, K. Grazier, P. Helfenstein, A.P. Ingersoll, R.A. Jacobson, T.V. Johnson, A. McEwen, C.D. Murray, G. Neukum, W.M. Owen, J. Perry, T. Roatsch, J. Spitale, S. Squyres, P. Thomas, M. Tiscareno, E. Turtle, A.R. Vasavada, J. Veverka, R. Wagner, and R. West, 2005: Cassini Imaging Science: Initial results on Phoebe and Iapetus. Science, 307, 1237-42, doi:10.1126/science.1107981.

The Cassini Imaging Science Subsystem acquired high-resolution imaging data on the outer Saturnian moon, Phoebe, during Cassini's close flyby on 11 June 2004 and on Iapetus during a flyby on 31 December 2004. Phoebe has a heavily cratered and ancient surface, shows evidence of ice near the surface, has distinct layering of different materials, and has a mean density that is indicative of an ice-rock mixture. Iapetus's dark leading side (Cassini Regio) is ancient, heavily cratered terrain bisected by an equatorial ridge system that reaches 20 kilometers relief. Local albedo variations within and bordering Cassini Regio suggest mass wasting of ballistically deposited material, the origin of which remains unknown.

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  author={Porco, C. C. and Baker, E. and Barbara, J. and Beurle, K. and Brahic, A. and Burns, J. A. and Charnoz, S. and Cooper, N. and Dawson, D. D. and Del Genio, A. D. and Denk, T. and Dones, L. and Dyudina, U. and Evans, M. W. and Giese, B. and Grazier, K. and Helfenstein, P. and Ingersoll, A. P. and Jacobson, R. A. and Johnson, T. V. and McEwen, A. and Murray, C. D. and Neukum, G. and Owen, W. M. and Perry, J. and Roatsch, T. and Spitale, J. and Squyres, S. and Thomas, P. and Tiscareno, M. and Turtle, E. and Vasavada, A. R. and Veverka, J. and Wagner, R. and West, R.},
  title={Cassini Imaging Science: Initial results on Phoebe and Iapetus},

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ID  - po02100q
AU  - Porco, C. C.
AU  - Baker, E.
AU  - Barbara, J.
AU  - Beurle, K.
AU  - Brahic, A.
AU  - Burns, J. A.
AU  - Charnoz, S.
AU  - Cooper, N.
AU  - Dawson, D. D.
AU  - Del Genio, A. D.
AU  - Denk, T.
AU  - Dones, L.
AU  - Dyudina, U.
AU  - Evans, M. W.
AU  - Giese, B.
AU  - Grazier, K.
AU  - Helfenstein, P.
AU  - Ingersoll, A. P.
AU  - Jacobson, R. A.
AU  - Johnson, T. V.
AU  - McEwen, A.
AU  - Murray, C. D.
AU  - Neukum, G.
AU  - Owen, W. M.
AU  - Perry, J.
AU  - Roatsch, T.
AU  - Spitale, J.
AU  - Squyres, S.
AU  - Thomas, P.
AU  - Tiscareno, M.
AU  - Turtle, E.
AU  - Vasavada, A. R.
AU  - Veverka, J.
AU  - Wagner, R.
AU  - West, R.
PY  - 2005
TI  - Cassini Imaging Science: Initial results on Phoebe and Iapetus
JA  - Science
VL  - 307
SP  - 1237
EP  - 42
DO  - 10.1126/science.1107981
ER  -

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