Incredible Iapetus
by Doug Yurchey


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    Iapetus is the 17th of Saturn’s 33 known moons and the third largest.  The astronomer Cassini first viewed Iapetus with a telescope.  The satellite was observed to ‘disappear’ every 40 days, half of its 79-day orbit.  Cassini noticed that the ‘winking’ moon’s entire hemisphere was vastly brighter than the other side and the moon was synchronously rotating.

     Three hundred ten years later, on 11/14/80, NASA’s Voyager 1 transmitted the first clear images of Iapetus back to Earth.  Cassini was correct.  One side of Iapetus was ‘ten times darker’ than the moon’s other side.  The satellite has been called the ‘Yin/Yang Moon.’

     In our Solar System, a few rare oddities exist in a synchronic relationship.  These are our Moon, Pluto and Charon and Iapetus and Saturn.  From Saturn, the observer would always see Iapetus half lit and half in darkness.  We must keep in mind that a ‘synchronic’ relationship is not the norm of the universe.  An artificialness is implied, possibly the work of very intelligent creatures, every time there exists an in-sync relationship between planet and its moon.  ‘Gravity-Lock’ is a myth and an unnatural situation.

     Incredible details of this ‘exotic’ moon were revealed by the Cassini spacecraft on New Year’s Eve, 2004.  The fly-by’s closest approach was within 40,000 miles.  Iapetus ‘does not seem to be a perfectly round moon.’  Iapetus is visibly ‘squashed’ by at least 5%.  Richard Hoagland stated that Saturn’s bizarre satellite should be round.  The smaller ice worlds of Mimas, Enceladus and Dione are perfect spheres.  Why not Iapetus?

     Thank you, Richard Hoagland for these NASA (Cassini photos) and your ‘artificial moon’ theory on your web site.  Examine the mile-high tower on Iapetus.  There are numerous hexagonal craters on Saturn’s moon, including one very large one as you can see in the next photos.  Was Iapetus an ancient DEATHSTAR that was once operational…but, now, must orbit in silence and decay?


      A JPL news release from 1/7/05 stated ‘…a long, narrow ridge that is almost exactly on the equator of Iapetus, bisects its entire dark hemisphere and reached 12 miles high.  It extends over 800 miles (nearly its diameter)…along its mid section.  No other (known) moon has such a striking geological feature…surprising for such a small body as Iapetus.’  Here is the Great Wall of Iapetus:



     Richard Hoagland has called the wall ‘a vast, planet-spanning, artificial construct.’  How can there be a 60,000 foot high, 60,000 foot wide, 4 million foot long ‘wall’ across an entire hemisphere?  Remember that the feature corresponds with the odd-shaped satellite’s equator.  Iapetus appears as a ‘walnut.’  Around its center, an ‘equatorial wall extends miles into space.’

     How could massive towers, walls and other titanic architecture be constructed on Saturn’s special moon?  One reason is Iapetus only has 1/40 the gravity of Earth.  Earth rotates once in 24 hours.  Iapetus rotates once every 79 days.  Gravity is not a force, but a result of rotation or relative movement.  We weigh little on Earth’s Moon because of its slow rotation.  On fast-spinning Jupiter, we would weigh many times our normal weight.  The towering structures in the following Cassini photographs are a distinct possibility on a body with very low gravity.

     Iapetus is abnormal for numerous reasons beside the synchronic relationship it has with the ringed planet and being two-toned.  The satellite’s orbit is nearly circular, not elliptical like most orbits.  Iapetus is tilted 15 degrees from the other Saturnian moons.  Also, for the planet’s third largest moon, Iapetus extends very far from the planet.  It can orbit more than two million miles from Saturn.

     ‘…Iapetus is not one of the normal ‘moons’ of Saturn, but is actually a 900-mile wide, manufactured, ancient, world-sized spaceship…created under 1/40 terrestrial gravity.’

                                                                                                                    -  Richard Hoagland      


     Look very closely at the following details from various sections on the surface of Iapetus.  You may be observing the most fascinating ancient ruins in the Solar System!  This is towering architecture that rises miles above the ground.  Who built this?

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Here are a few descriptions:  ‘castle-like walls.’   ‘geometric architecture.’   ‘a terrestrial city.’

     ‘…intensely angular and repetitive, vertical, architectural geometry and rectilinear design extending across this entire region is unmistakable…and totally unnatural.’

     ‘Remarkable, highly ordered evidence of sophisticated, aligned, repeating architectural relief.’
     Study the photos again and let your mind wander.  The style, if truly constructed (alien) architecture, is marvelous.  We can almost see openings in the tall, swooping castles of Iapetus.  Was this another abandoned home of the gods?  Experts have examined the photos and the conclusions were, ‘Iapetus’ surface is also foreign to any natural process.’

     What has been called the moon’s ‘waffle pattern’ is more evidence the satellite is not a natural object.  The spheroid (not a perfect sphere) seems to be coming apart at the seams.  Examine close pictures of the large hexagon crater and other areas where it appears the moon’s guts are revealed.  Like an old golf ball, we can see into its interior.  Iapetus has an outer shell and within are more shells ‘exposing massive, inner, structural supports.’ 

     Micrometeorites erode ancient surfaces on planets and planetoids without an atmosphere.  Experts believe that Iapetus has been ‘battered to hell!’  This vast, ‘mega-engineering project’ is being exposed.  ‘Rebar’ patterns can be observed on a massive scale.

     Readers have not seen anything yet.  THE ENTIRE MOON IS ARTIFICIAL AND THE PROOF IS IN THE PHOTOS!  Examine the horizon…IT IS ANGLED!  Examine the crescent Iapetus photo.  We see the ‘6-sided, sub-module assembly model for…the entire moon.’

     Iapetus is based on a geometric design.  It is ‘the same geometry that defines a geodesic dome, a replicating tetrahedral pattern.’   LOOK AT THE ANGLED HORIZON.

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     Hoagland wrote that, ‘its overall shape is not spherical like Dione or Mimas.’  Iapetus has flat, straight (horizon) planes for a hundred miles then they angle in a geodesic manner.  No natural, cosmic body is supposed to have hundred-mile-long FACETS.

     The ancient orb of Iapetus may have started with a skeletal framework that would have made Buckminster Fuller proud.  Surface materials seem to have been placed over the geodesic structure in layers.  We can see a 6-sided, inner grid circling the spheroid.

     Goldsmith and Owen, in ‘The Search for Life in the Universe (1980),’ wrote:

     ‘This unusual moon is the only object in the Solar System which we might seriously regard as an ALIEN SIGNPOST – a natural object deliberately modified by an advanced civilization.’

     Hoagland has written that Iapetus is ‘a world-sized ship’ that is 100% artificial.  He stated who was generally responsible for its creation.  It was ‘a god-like technology a long, long time ago.’  Hoagland also believes the Iapetans were originally Martians.  Did Martians colonize other planets as they fell to ruin?  Iapetus could have functioned as an ark-ship, ‘a super engineering that once held together an entire world and for some reason, placed it in the Saturn system.’

     NASA, of course, remains silent and blind to the images in their own space photography.  Officials see nothing strange on Iapetus; just as they do not recognize other examples of extraterrestrial ruins.  On September 10, 2007, the Cassini probe will be made to maneuver once again to incredible Iapetus.  More high-resolution pictures will be taken.  What will they not show us?  Will they sabotage the mission?  How will they attempt to change what our eyes see?     

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