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Encyclopedia > Saturn's moons in fiction
Saturn and its moons
Saturn and its moons

Several of Saturn's natural satellites of have figured prominently in works of science fiction. JPL image PIA01482: Saturn System Montage This montage of images of the Saturnian system was prepared from an assemblage of images taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft during its Saturn encounter in November 1980. ... JPL image PIA01482: Saturn System Montage This montage of images of the Saturnian system was prepared from an assemblage of images taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft during its Saturn encounter in November 1980. ... Adjective Saturnian Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 140 kPa Hydrogen >93% Helium >5% Methane 0. ... Saturn Rings and Satellites. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ...

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Janus

Janus
Janus

Janus is a small inner moon of Saturn notable for having an orbit nearly identical to the orbit of the moon Epimetheus; the two swap orbital positions every four years. Janus, Saturns moon. ... Janus, Saturns moon. ... Janus (jay-nus, Greek Ιανός) is a moon of Saturn. ... Epimetheus (ep-i-mee-thee-us, Greek Επιμηθεύς) is a moon of Saturn. ...

  • Janus features prominently in Alastair Reynolds' science fiction novel Pushing Ice (2005). In the novel, Janus is revealed to be a shell containing an extraterrestrial spacecraft which unexpectedly departs the solar system in the direction of a giant structure orbiting the star Spica. The novel tells the story of the crew of a human mining ship who establish a colony on the moon as it leaves the solar system.

Alastair Reynolds is a Welsh science fiction author. ... Pushing Ice is a 2005 science fiction novel by Welsh author Alastair Reynolds (ISBN 0575074388). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In popular culture and conspiracy theories, life forms, especially intelligent life forms, that are of extraterrestrial origin, i. ... Major features of the Solar System (not to scale, from left to right): Pluto, Neptune, Uranus, Saturn, a comet, Jupiter, Ceres which lies in the asteroid belt, the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth & Moon, and Mars. ... Spica (α Vir / α Virginis / Alpha Virginis) is the brightest star in the constellation Virgo, and one of the brightest stars in the nighttime sky. ... Major features of the Solar System (not to scale, from left to right): Pluto, Neptune, Uranus, Saturn, a comet, Jupiter, Ceres which lies in the asteroid belt, the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth & Moon, and Mars. ...

Mimas

Mimas bears a striking resemblance to the Death Star, a space station in the original Star Wars movie.
Mimas bears a striking resemblance to the Death Star, a space station in the original Star Wars movie.

Mimas is a small, icy moon orbiting close to Saturn, notable for being scarred by Herschel crater, whose diameter is very wide compared to the total circumference of the moon. Image File history File links Taken from NASA via here, but NASA doesnt have the right to the Death Star image and both are tiny in any case. ... The Death Star was an enormous military battle station in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... The International Space Station in 2006 Computer-generated image of the completed International Space Station A space station is an artificial structure designed for humans to live in outer space. ... This movie poster for Star Wars depicts many of the films important elements, such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, X-Wing and Y-Wing fighters Star Wars, retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981 (see note at Title,) is the original (and in chronological... Atmosphere none Mimas (mye-məs, IPA , Greek Μίμᾱς, rarely Μίμανς) is a moon of Saturn that was discovered in 1789 by William Herschel. ... Herschel is a huge crater on the Saturnian moon Mimas. ...

  • Comparisons have been made between Mimas' appearance and the appearance of the Death Star from the movie Star Wars (see picture). The appearance is a coincidence, as Mimas was not photographed until three years after the release of the film; the similarity has led to Mimas sometimes being called "the Death Star moon".
  • In the novels of Rob Grant and Doug Naylor based on their sitcom Red Dwarf, Mimas is the site of a large, congested spaceport where Dave Lister takes shore leave to get over being dumped by his girlfriend Kristine Kochanski and adopts a cat which he names Frankenstein. Both the book and the series refer to the local delicacy "Mimean Bladderfish".
  • An episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation features Mimas as the site of an evacuation station to which four Starfleet cadets, including Wesley Crusher, transport after their vessels collide.
  • In the 1958 novel Lucky Starr and the Rings of Saturn (one of Isaac Asimov's famous Lucky Starr juvenile space opera series, which were originally published under the pseudonym of Paul French) the hero, knowing that Mimas is almost entirely made of ice, guides his ship on a collision course toward it, melts its surface with his weapons, and thus hides the ship underwater in order to escape from his enemies, the people from the Sirius System.
  • In "Zero Summer," a short story by Caitlín R. Kiernan, Mimas is the destination of a starship manned by two androids.

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Enceladus

Enceladus is a small, icy moon orbiting close to Saturn, notable for its extremely bright surface and the geyser-like plumes of ice and water vapor that erupt from its southern polar region. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3237x3812, 1243 KB) // Summary Large mosaic of images taken by the Cassini Spacecraft of Saturns moon Enceladus Original caption: A masterpiece of deep time and wrenching gravity, the tortured surface of Enceladus and its fascinating ongoing geologic activity tell the... [5] Atmospheric characteristics Pressure trace, significant spatial variability [6], [7] Water vapour 91% [8] Carbon dioxide 3. ...

Phaeton, leader of the Neosapiens Exosquad was a science fiction cartoon that ran on the USA network and Fox from September 1993 to May 1995. ... The 1993-1995 sci-fi animated television series Exosquad featured a number of planets most of them being terraformed or alternate versions of real planets of the Solar System, although some were definitively fictional. ... In the 1993-1995 sci-fi animated television series Exosquad, Pirate Clans were the descendants of the human criminals who were exiled from the Homeworlds and forced to work as miners on the moons of Jupiter and Saturn (primarily, Tethys). ... In the 1993-1995 sci-fi animated television series Exosquad, Exofleet was the commonly used name for all battle spaceships built by the humans of the Homeworlds. ... The Neosapiens are a race of genetically engineered sentient humanoids featured in the science fiction cartoon Exosquad. ...

Tethys

Tethys is a small, icy moon orbiting close to Saturn. Odysseus crater on Tethys. ... Atmosphere none Tethys (tee-thəs or teth-əs, IPA , Greek Τηθύς) is a moon of Saturn that was discovered by Giovanni Domenico Cassini in 1684. ...

  • An unnamed Tethys is the setting for the 1980 sci-fi thriller Saturn 3.
  • In the American animated television series Exosquad, Tethys was the primary base of the Pirate Clans prior to the discovery of Chaos.
  • Level 17 of the computer game Descent takes place in the Tethys H20 Mine.

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Titan

Main article: Titan in fiction

Titan is the largest moon of Saturn. Its substantial atmosphere makes it the most Earth-like moon in the Solar System and hence a popular science fiction setting. Image File history File linksMetadata Titan_in_natural_color_Cassini. ... Titan is the largest moon of Saturn. ... Atmospheric characteristics Pressure 146. ... Moons of the Solar System scaled to Earths Moon A natural satellite is an object that orbits a planet or other body larger than itself and which is not man-made. ... Adjective Saturnian Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 140 kPa Hydrogen >93% Helium >5% Methane 0. ... View of Jupiters active atmosphere, including the Great Red Spot. ... Adjectives: Terrestrial, Terran, Telluric, Tellurian, Earthly Atmosphere Surface pressure: 101. ... Major features of the Solar System (not to scale, from left to right): Pluto, Neptune, Uranus, Saturn, a comet, Jupiter, Ceres which lies in the asteroid belt, the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth & Moon, and Mars. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ...


Iapetus

Iapetus
Iapetus

Iapetus is a large moon orbiting further from Saturn than any of its large satellites. It is notable for having half of its surface very bright while the other half is extremely dark. Recent investigations have also noted its irregular shape, immense impact basins, and a high mountainous ridge on the equator. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Iapetus (eye-ap-ə-təs, IPA , Greek Ιαπετός) is the third-largest moon of Saturn, discovered by Giovanni Domenico Cassini in 1671. ...

  • In Theodore Sturgeon's short story "The Comedian's Children" (1958), a manned expedition to Iapetus in 2034 creates a public craze for black/white designs and "bi-colored gimcrackery", but is later linked to iapetitis, a disease in children where one side of the body turns white and paralyzed, the other black.
  • In Arthur C. Clarke's novel 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), astronaut Dave Bowman finds an enigmatic alien monolith waiting for him on the surface of Iapetus. Iapetus' two tone coloration is caused by a vast white ellipse on the moon's surface, with the monolith appearing as a black dot in its exact center. When the Voyager space probes arrived at Iapetus thirteen years later, they discovered that there was indeed a black region within the moon's brighter hemisphere. Clarke reports that Carl Sagan, who was on the Voyager imaging team, sent him a photo, with the note "Thinking of you ...". Because of difficulties achieving a convincing model of Saturn's rings, the film version of 2001: A Space Odyssey relocated the monolith to an orbit around Jupiter.
  • In Kim Stanley Robinson's futuristic novel The Memory of Whiteness (1985), Iapetus is populated by the descendants of Soviet colonists who retain a Communist political system.
  • In David Weber's novel The Armageddon Inheritance (1993), genocidal aliens (the Achuultani) attempt to use Iapetus as a kinetic energy weapon to destroy all life on Earth.

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Hyperion

  • Level 16 of the computer game Descent takes place in a methane mine on Hyperion.
  • In Dan Simmons' Hyperion, the eponymous planet was first colonised by settlers from a colony on the moon Hyperion.

 
 

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