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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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.
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.
Weird cratering:
Chaotic orbit: Wisdom J, Peale SJ, Mignard F. The chaotic rotation of Hyperion. Icarus 1984, 58:2, 137–152.
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