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Saturn’s Hyperion: a Moon with odd craters

What lies at the bottom of Hyperion’s strange craters? Nobody’s sure. To help find out, the robot Cassini spacecraft now orbiting Saturn swooped past the sponge-textured moon in 2005 and2010 and took images of unprecedented detail. An image from the 2005 pass, shown above in false color, shows a remarkable world strewn with strange craters and a generally odd surface.