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The fascinating walnut, with its equatorial ridge.

Iapetus equatorial ridge.jpg
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In this close up below the surface almost resembles dune sand, cratered dune sand, but dune sand nonetheless.

Iapetus mountains Larger.jpg
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And that is a close up of the enigmatic 10 km high ridge.

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I always found that fascinating. There are quite a few fascinating moons out there. A death star of saturn, and a https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phobos_monolith

Plus the moon you feature has another very striking, feature:

https://www.space.com/4444-mystery-saturn-faced-moon-solved.html

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These close ups are pretty insane. I am totally following you now, I haven't seen any other users on Steem posting content like this yet.

incredible detail