Iapetus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Iapetus (Greek mythology) the Titan who was father of Atlas and Epimetheus and Prometheus in ancient mythology
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Iapetus In astronomy, the eighth or outermost, formerly called the fifth, of the satellites of Saturn.
    • n Iapetus In entomology, a genus of homopterous insects, of the family Fulgoridæ.
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Usage

In literature:

But the noble son of Iapetus outwitted him and stole the far-seen gleam of unwearying fire in a hollow fennel stalk.
"Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica" by Homer and Hesiod
Iapetus, the outer satellite, is remarkable for varying greatly in brilliancy during its revolution around the planet.
"Side-lights on Astronomy and Kindred Fields of Popular Science" by Simon Newcomb
Atlas, a Titan, who bore the heavens on his shoulders, as punishment for opposing the gods, one of the sons of Iapetus.
"Legends of Charlemagne" by Thomas Bulfinch
One of the children of Krios was Pallas; those of Iapetus were Prometheus, Epimetheus, and Atlas.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
AEputus was the same as Iapetus, the father of mankind.
"A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.)" by Jacob Bryant
Prometheus was the son of Iapetus, and Magog was the son of Japhet, who, according to that learned writer, was identical with Iapetus.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
Titan Prometheus, the son of Iapetus, had formed man out of clay, and that Athene had breathed a soul into him.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
He and his brother Epimetheus are sons of the Titan Iapetus.
"Christianity As A Mystical Fact" by Rudolf Steiner
The trap failed, and there was a fight on Iapetus.
"The Affair of the Brains" by Anthony Gilmore
I've a lot of work on the Iapetus ranch, particularly.
"The Passing of Ku Sui" by Anthony Gilmore
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In news:

Massive slides on Saturn's Iapetus moon provide clues about Earth.
When the rimwall of Iapetus ' 5-mile-deep Malun crater broken off, it surged 22 miles across the crater floor.
Giant Ice Avalanches Found on Saturn's Moon Iapetus .
When planetary scientist Kelsi Singer studied images of Saturn's icy moon Iapetus , she found something unexpected: huge ice avalanches.
As far as moons go, Iapetus is as eccentric as they come.
When the rimwall of Iapetus' 5-mile-deep Malun crater broken off, it surged 22 miles across the crater floor.
New detailed images suggest sunlight is melting ice on one side of Iapetus.
This false-color mosaic shows the entire hemisphere of Iapetus acquired by Cassini.
The ring also may answer the riddle of another moon, Iapetus.
Giovanni Cassini discovers Iapetus, one of Saturn's moons.
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In science:

Other Saturnian moons also show evidence of primordial ammonia accretion: Prentice (2007) calculates that Iapetus is 27% ammonia by mass, assuming homologous contraction of the Saturnian subnebula and placing Enceladus just at the stability point of liquid water.
Ice Lines, Planetesimal Composition and Solid Surface Density in the Solar Nebula
The source material for the rock/ice Iapetus cannot be solar nebula gas, nor could N2 have provided the initial nitrogen budget: with 34% rock and 34% H2O, there would have been no free hydrogen reservoir for ammonia formation.
Ice Lines, Planetesimal Composition and Solid Surface Density in the Solar Nebula
The presence of PAHs in carbonaceous meteorites, cometary dust and Iapetus implies that these, too, might be an important solid mass reservoir.
Ice Lines, Planetesimal Composition and Solid Surface Density in the Solar Nebula
Iapetus: a Prediction for Bulk Chemical Composition, Internal Physical Structure and Origin.
Ice Lines, Planetesimal Composition and Solid Surface Density in the Solar Nebula
Castillo, J.C., Matson, D.L., Sotin, C., Johnson, T.V., Lunine, J.I., Thomas, P.C., 2005. 26Al in Iapetus – consequences for the formation of the Saturnian system. Eos Trans. AGU 86(52), abst. #P21F-02.
Meteoritical and dynamical constraints on the growth mechanisms and formation times of asteroids and Jupiter
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