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3 of the Strangest Moons in the Solar System

the solar system is full of strange things. But these three moons are especially strange, and kind of … ugly.

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Sources:
Miranda
Giant impact: Janes DM and Melosh HJ. Sinker Tectonics: An Approach to the Surface of Miranda. JGR 1988, 93:B4, 3127–3143.
Faulting: Pappalardo RT, Reynolds SJ, and Greely R. Extensional tilt blocks on Miranda: Evidence for an upwelling origin of Arden Corona. JGR 1997, 102:6, 13,369–13,379.
Iapetus
Sublimation: Denk T, Neukum G, Roatsch T, et al. Iapetus: Unique Surface Properties and a Global Color Dichotomy from Cassini Imaging. Science 2010. 373, 435–439.
Ridge leftover from squatter Iapetus: Porco CC, Baker E, Barbara J, et al. Cassini Imaging Science: Initial Results on Phoebe and Iapetus. Science 2005, 307, 1237–1242.
Ring origin of ridge: Ip, W-H. On a ring origin of the equatorial ridge of Iapetus. Geophysical Research Letters 2006. 33:16, L16203.
Hyperion
Weird cratering: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=4606
Chaotic orbit: Wisdom J, Peale SJ, Mignard F. The chaotic rotation of Hyperion. Icarus 1984, 58:2, 137–152.
Bunch o’ rock: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/hyperion
Charge: https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/news/2790/cassini-caught-in-hyperions-particle-beam/

Image Sources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperion_(moon)#/media/File:Hyperion_true.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hyperion_PIA07740.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PIA17194-SaturnMoon-Hyperion-20150531.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Iapetus_colorized.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Miranda.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Search&profile=images&search=Cassini+orbiter&fulltext=1&searchToken=99ntf062qj1c99zxue723u2em#/media/File:Cassini_Saturn_Orbit_Insertion.jpg
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/31/A_Moon_with_Two_Dark_Sides.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Titan_multi_spectral_overlay.jpg

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