Iapetus


Iapetus
Iapetus [ī ā′pə təs, ēā′pə təs]
n.
a satellite of Saturn having an extreme contrast of low and high reflectiveness on its leading and trailing sides

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  • Iapetus — may mean: *Iapetus (mythology), a Titan in Greek mythology *Iapetus (moon), one of the planet Saturn s moons *Iapetus Ocean, an ancient ocean between Laurentia and Baltica …   Wikipedia

  • Iapetus — (auch: Japetus, Iapetos) bezeichnet: einen Titanen der griechischen Mythologie, siehe Iapetos (Sohn der Gaia und des Uranos) in der Erdgeschichte einen Ozean im Erdzeitalter des Paläozoikums, siehe Iapetus (Ozean) in der Astronomie den… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Iapetus — puede referirse a: Jápeto (Iapetus), una de las lunas del planeta Saturno. Iapetus, un océano arcaico. Esta página de desambiguación cataloga artículos relacionados con el mismo título. Si llegaste aquí a través de …   Wikipedia Español

  • Iapetus — /uy ap i teuhs, ee ap /, n. 1. Class. Myth. a Titan, son of Uranus and Gaea. 2. Astron. a natural satellite of the planet Saturn. * * * ▪ astronomy  outermost of Saturn s major regular moons, extraordinary because of its great contrast in surface …   Universalium

  • Iapetus — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Iapetus peut faire référence à: Iapetus, un océan du Paléozoïque Iapetus, un autre nom du satellite de Saturne: Japet Iapetus est un titan qui apparait… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Iapetus — I Iapetus,   Japetus, ein Mond des Planeten Saturn. II Iapetus,   Vorläufer des heutigen Atlantik in der Zeit vom Jungproterozoikum bis zum Silur, vor etwa 900 400 Mio. Ja …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Iapetus — noun /aɪˈæpɪtəs/ a) A Titan, the son of Uranus and Gaia, and father of Atlas, Prometheus, Epimetheus, and Menoetius. b) The third largest moon of …   Wiktionary

  • Iapetus — /aɪˈæpətəs/ (say uy apuhtuhs) noun one of Saturn s satellites …   Australian English dictionary

  • Iapetus —    From Greek mythology, one of the Titans. His sons included Atlas and Prometheus …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

  • Iapetus — noun (Greek mythology) the Titan who was father of Atlas and Epimetheus and Prometheus in ancient mythology • Topics: ↑Greek mythology • Instance Hypernyms: ↑Titan …   Useful english dictionary


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