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By Stan Greene
Observer Staff Writer 

Saturn's Moon Iapetus Revealed As An Alien "Death Star" Starship: Cassini Spacecraft

Iapetus and Pan are not moons of Saturn; they were parked in orbit by an ancient civilization


Saturn's Moon Iapetus more than looks like a Death Star: It is one.

Soundings from the high intensity ultrasound imager on the Cassini spacecraft prove that Iapetus, like another Saturnian moon Pan, is a holdover from the same ancient alien civilization.

Iapetus is a moon of Saturn that resembles the infamous Death Star in the "Star Wars" films, with a large crater that resembles the fictional weapon's superlaser focus lens. There is a reason for this: It was built by an alien civilization years ago, parked in orbit around Saturn, and left there.

Publicly, NASA of course denies that either moon is a spaceship. NASA insists Pan is a small, saucer shaped moon approximately 20 miles across and 15 miles wide that orbits within the Encke Gap in Saturn's A Ring. In mythology, Pan was a shepherd. The small moon is a "ring shepherd," responsible for keeping a gap between rings free of ring particles.

The relative sizes of Pan and Iapetus indicate that the former could be a shuttlecraft launched by Iapetus.

is the third-largest natural satellite of Saturn, eleventh-largest in the Solar System, and the largest body in the Solar System known not to be in hydrostatic equilibrium. Iapetus is best known for its dramatic "two-tone" coloration. Discoveries by the Cassini mission in 2007 revealed several other unusual features, such as a massive equatorial ridge running three-quarters of the way around the moon.

Folks, there's a reason why it's not in hydrostatic equilibrium. A spaceship, like the International Space Station, wouldn't be, either.

If it quacks like a duck and walks like a duck, it's a duck. This "moon" does exactly what you would expect a large UFO from another galaxy to do. It is resupplying itself with water, using the most obvious and easiest to access a source. And it looks like, well, you tell me.

A nuclear submarine can remain submerged for months because it splits hydrogen from oxygen in water, burning the hydrogen as fuel and breathing the oxygen. A spaceship could do the same, as long as it had a source of water.

This is not the first time a small moon in our solar system has been theorized to actually be a large spaceship. In the late 1950s and 1960s, the unusual orbital characteristics of Martian moon Phobos led to speculations that it might be hollow.

Around 1958, Russian astrophysicist Iosif Shklovsky, studying the secular acceleration of Phobos's orbital motion, suggested a "thin sheet metal" structure for Phobos, a suggestion which led to speculations that Phobos was of artificial origin. That it was in fact, an alien spaceship.

Shklovsky based his analysis on estimates of the upper Martian atmosphere's density, and deduced that for the weak braking effect to be able to account for the secular acceleration, Phobos had to be very light-one calculation yielded a hollow iron sphere 16 kilometers (9.9 mi) across but less than 6 cm thick.

Like a spaceship from Earth built by Nasa, Phobos and Pan are apparently both make from the alien equivalent of sheet metal--perhaps titanium hulls.

In a February 1960 letter to the journal Astronautics, Fred Singer, then science advisor to U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, said of Shklovsky's theory:

If the satellite is indeed spiraling inward as deduced from astronomical observation, then there is little alternative to the hypothesis that it is hollow and therefore Martian made. The big 'if' lies in the astronomical observations; they may well be in error. Since they are based on several independent sets of measurements taken decades apart by different observers with different instruments, systematic errors may have influenced them.

Saturn's moon Pan looks like, well, a flying saucer. That's because it is one.

The Death Star is a planet-killing machine that destroys entire worlds with its outrageously powerful laser. It was prominently featured in the 2016 movie "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," as well as in 1977's "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope."

A Daily Mail article published in May 2016 claimed Iapetus is an artificial object crafted by aliens. As "evidence," the article cited a photo taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in 2004. In the photo, there's a line around the moon's equator that resembles the equatorial trench around the Death Star. But this line isn't nearly as interesting as the Death Star's trench, which houses the battle station's engines, thrusters and docking bays. That line is nothing more than a mountain ridge, and Iapetus is actually just made up of boring old rock and ice. Cassini has flown by the moon to take pictures several times without being blasted by deadly alien lasers.


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