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  Epimetheus, A Moon of Saturn
Epimetheus [ep-eh-MEE-thee-us] is the fifth satellite of Saturn.
The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on July 14, 2005, at a distance of approximately 87,000 kilometers (54,000 miles) from Epimetheus and at a Sun-Epimetheus-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 95 degrees.
This image of Epimetheus was acquired by the Voyager 2 spacecraft on August 26, 1981.
www.solarviews.com /eng/epimethe.htm   (854 words)

 Epimetheus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Epimetheus was the son of Iapetus and brother of Prometheus and Atlas; husband of Pandora.
Epimetheus was first observed by Walker in 1966.
The situation was clarified in 1980 by Voyager 1.
www.nineplanets.org /epimetheus.html   (150 words)

 Epimetheus - HighBeam Encyclopedia
Epimetheus in astronomy, one of the named moons, or natural satellites, of Saturn.
Also known as Saturn XI (or S11), Epimetheus is an irregularly shaped (nonspherical) body measuring about 89 mi (144 km) by 67 mi (108 km) by 61 mi (98 km); it orbits Saturn at a mean distance of 94,090 mi (151,422 km) and has equal orbital and rotational periods of 0.6942 earth days.
Epimetheus and Janus are co-orbital; that is, they share the same average orbit.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-Epimethe1.html   (351 words)

 Epimetheus (moon) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Epimetheus occupies essentially the same orbit as the moon Janus.
A faint dust ring is present around the region occupied by the orbits of Epimetheus and Janus, as revealed by images taken in forward-scattered light by the Cassini spacecraft in 2006.
The Cassini orbiter is due to perform a flyby of Epimetheus on December 3, 2007.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Epimetheus_(moon)   (834 words)

 Epimetheus (moon)
Epimetheus (ep'-i-mee'-thee-us, Greek Επιμηθεύς) is a moon of Saturn.
Astronomers assumed that there was only one body in that orbit, and accordingly had a hard time figuring out their orbital characteristics; it is obviously impossible to reconcile the observations of two distinct objects as a single object.
Janus and Epimetheus may have formed from a disruption of a single parent to form co-orbital satellites, but if this is the case the disruption must have happened early in the history of the satellite system.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Astro/Epimetheus.html   (558 words)

Epimetheus is a satellite of the planet Saturn.
Compared with the satellites of other planets of the solar system, Epimetheus is a large Moon with a diameter of 138(X 110 X 110) km and a mass of 5.6E+17 kg kg.
Epimetheus is an average distance of 151422 km from Saturn and completes its revolution of Saturn in 21.28 days.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /moons/epimetheus.htm   (69 words)

 Epimetheus (mythology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Greek mythology, Epimetheus ("hindsight", literally "hind-thought") was the brother of Prometheus ("foresight", literally "fore-thought"), a pair of Titans who "acted as representatives of mankind" (Kerenyi 1951, p 207).
The daughter of Epimetheus and Pandora was Pyrrha, who married Deucalion and was one of the two who survived the deluge.
Epimetheus plays a key role in the philosophy of Bernard Stiegler, and in particular in terms of his understanding of the relation between technogenesis and anthropogenesis.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Epimetheus_(mythology)   (336 words)

 Mythography | The Titan Epimetheus in Myth and Art
According to the ancient Greek poet Hesiod, Epimetheus was the son of the Titan Iapetos and the Oceanid Clymene.
Epimetheus was so taken with Pandora that he eagerly agreed to marry her.
And Epimetheus lived up to his name - afterthought - for not realizing what a dangerous creature Pandora really was, for according to Greek mythology, it was Pandora (it should be mentioned that Pandora was as curious as she was lovely) who released all manner of evil into the world.
www.loggia.com /myth/epimetheus.html   (474 words)

 The Orbital Dance of Epimetheus and Janus - Explore the Cosmos | The Planetary Society
Epimetheus and Janus are small, irregularly-shaped moons with diameters of about 120 and 180 kilometers (about 75 and 110 miles), respectively.
Epimetheus gained momentum and rose in orbit as Janus lost an equivalent amount of momentum and fell.
Epimetheus and Janus do not actually pass each other; the apparent crossing is caused by Cassini's shifting point of view as it traveled on its own orbit at a distance of about 1 million kilometers (600,000 miles) from the pair.
www.planetary.org /explore/topics/saturn/janus_epimetheus_swap.html   (1035 words)

 Epimetheus (the after-thinker)
Epimetheus is the son of Iapetus and Clymene.
Epimetheus is not thought to very smart and unluckily he is very much aware of it afterwards.
Epimetheus gives one creature beauty, another strength, agility if one is small and intelligence if one is bulk and goes on giving out without the wisdom of his brother.
library.thinkquest.org /26264/inhabitants/gods/titans/other/site003.htm   (266 words)

Epimetheus taken on Mar. 30, 2005 by Cassini from a distance of 74,782 km
Epimetheus is located between the F- and G-rings (see Saturn rings) and shares the same orbit as Janus.
The surface of Epimetheus reveals a number of valleys, grooves, and ridges, and extensive cratering, with several craters more than 30 kilometers (19 miles) in diameter.
www.daviddarling.info /encyclopedia/E/Epimetheus.html   (214 words)

 Sea and Sky's Tour of the Solar System: Other Saturnian Moons
She was the wife of Epimetheus, and was entrusted with a box containing all the ills that could plague mankind.
Epimetheus has a very irregular shape and is covered with ridges, grooves and craters.
Astronomers believe that the Epimetheus and Janus may have formed from a single moon that was broken in two by some cataclysmic event.
www.seasky.org /solarsystem/sky3g9.html   (1711 words)

 EPIMETHEUS : Greek Titan god of afterthought ; mythology : EPIMETHEOS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
EPIMETHEUS was the Titan god of afterthought, the father of excuses.
Epimetheus said to Prometheus: 'Let me distribute, and do you inspect.' This was agreed, and Epimetheus made the distribution.
Thus did Epimetheus, who, not being very wise, forgot that he had distributed among the brute animals all the qualities which he had to give-and when he came to man, who was still unprovided, he was terribly perplexed.
www.theoi.com /Ouranos/Epimetheos.html   (1665 words)

 Saturn's Moon Epimetheus - Explore the Cosmos | The Planetary Society
Color variations in the image are most likely a result of "photometric effects," changes in the reflectivity of the surface of Epimetheus with the angle of the incoming sunlight.
Epimetheus and Janus share almost the same orbit (within 50 kilometers or 30 miles of each other) within the large gap between Saturn's F and G rings.
At present, Epimetheus is the farther of the two from Saturn.
www.planetary.org /explore/topics/saturn/epimetheus.html   (283 words)

 The Legend of Prometheus and Pandora's Box   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Epimetheus complied with her' request; but Mercury evaded the question, asked permission to deposit his burden in their dwelling for safe-keeping, professing himself too weary to convey it to its destination that day, and promised to call for it shortly.
Epimetheus was coming, and she knew he would urge her again to come out, and would prevent the gratification of her curiosity.
Epimetheus reproached his wife in bitterest terms for her thoughtless action; but in the very midst of his vituperation he suddenly heard a sweet little voice entreat for freedom.
www.physics.hku.hk /~tboyce/ss/topics/prometheus.html   (2232 words)

 Prometheus 1, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
Epimetheus, they say, persuaded Prometheus 1 to let him do the dealing himself, saying that afterwards Prometheus 1 could examine what he had done.
This is how Epimetheus, lacking in wisdom and forethought, distributed all properties suited for survival among animals, leaving unequipped the race of men.
This is the reason why Pyrrha 1, the daughter of Epimetheus and Pandora 1, is called the first mortal woman ever born.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/Prometheus1.html   (1755 words)

 Epimetheus, or The Spirit of Reflection
That Epimetheus was not slow but on the contrary impulsive, acting first and only later grasping, by reflection, the significance of what his eager spirit had done.
Epimetheus listened to what his brother had to say and brooded upon it, but as we might expect took the warning in a different sense from the one Prometheus had intended.
Epimetheus and Pandora were the parents of the first mortals.
www.lib.latrobe.edu.au /AHR/archive/Issue-Sept-1996/malouf.html   (1732 words)

 Saturn - Moons 1
He was also the son of Iapetus and the Clymene and the brother of Prometheus and Epimetheus.
Epimetheus is the fifth of Saturn's known moons.
Epimetheus was the son of Iapetus and brother of Prometheus and Atlas, as well as the husband of Pandora.
library.thinkquest.org /C002416/saturn/moons.htm   (546 words)

 JPL.NASA.GOV: News Releases
An image of Saturn's small moon, Epimetheus (epp-ee-MEE-thee-uss), was captured by the Cassini spacecraft in the closest view ever taken of the pockmarked body.
Epimetheus is irregularly shaped and dotted with soft-edged craters.
Spectra of Epimetheus from the Cassini visual infrared mapping spectrometer indicate that the moon is mostly water ice.
www.jpl.nasa.gov /news/news.cfm?release=2005-064   (284 words)

Epimetheus is the 4th closest moon to Saturn, with a standoff distance of 151,422 km.
Epimetheus is one of the small moons, being 70 x 50 km (45 x 33 miles) in size.
As a small moon, the composition and surface features of Epimetheus are unknown.
www.windows.ucar.edu /tour/link=/saturn/moons/epimetheus.html   (170 words)

 The Moons of the Solar System — Epimetheus    ••• THE ROTATING MAP ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The moon of Saturn Epimetheus (XI) — was previously temporarily designated as S/1980 S3.
Epimetheus was the son of Iapetus and Themis, brother to Prometheus and Atlas and husband to Pandora.
His name is the Greek word for "afterthought" which is in good accordance with him opening the jar given to Pandora by the gods (although it is possible that Pandora was the one who opened it) bringing ills and sorrows to the world...
republika.pl /ksiezyce/saturn/epimetheus_en.html   (375 words)

 Prometheus and Epimetheus
Prometheus, along with his brother Epimetheus, were two of the four sons of the Titan Iapetus (a son of Uranus--Heavens-- and Gæa--Earth--, and thus elder brother of Cronus) and the Oceanide Clymene (or Asia, a daughter of Ocean and Tethys in both cases).
Prometheus became the father of Deucalion, the first man, with his wife Celæno, or Clymene (in traditions where she is not mentioned as his mother).
Pandora was so beautiful that, no sooner had Epimetheus seen her that, forgetting the order from his brother Prometheus never to accept a gift from Zeus, he fell in love with her and made her his wife.
plato-dialogues.org /tools/char/promethe.htm   (1003 words)

 Pandora's Box
Epimetheus sat down sullenly in a corner with his back toward Pandora, while Pandora flung herself upon the floor and rested her head on the fatal box.
Epimetheus, too, though still in the corner, had turned half round and seemed to be in rather better spirits than before.
She flew to Epimetheus and laid the lightest touch of her finger on the spot where the Trouble had stung him, and immediately the pain was gone.
fairytales4u.com /story/pandora.htm   (4025 words)

 Cassini-Huygens: Moons
Epimetheus [ep-eh-MEE-thee-us] is an irregularly shaped moon covered with several large and small grooves, valleys and ridges.
Epimetheus and Janus, another similarly shaped moon, share the same orbit.
As these two moons approach each other they exchange momentum and trade orbits; the inner satellite becomes the outer and the outer moves to the inner position.
saturn.jpl.nasa.gov /science/moons/moonDetails.cfm?pageID=21   (208 words)

 Universe Today - Titan and Epimetheus
The prominent dark region visible in the A ring is the Encke Gap, in which the moon Pan and several narrow ringlets reside.
Epimetheus is 116 kilometers (72 miles) across and giant Titan is 5,150 kilometers (3,200 miles) across.
The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on April 28, 2006, at a distance of approximately 667,000 kilometers (415,000 miles) from Epimetheus and 1.8 million kilometers (1.1 million miles) from Titan.
www.universetoday.com /am/publish/stunning_vistas.html?1552006   (378 words)

 Prometheus and Epimetheus
rometheus and Epimetheus were the sons of Iapetus, a Titan, and Clymene, an Oceanid, and had two brothers, Atlas and Menoetius.
Before making men, Epimetheus gave all the best gifts to the animals, strength and swiftness and courage and shrewd cunning, fur and feathers and wings and shells and so on - until no good was left for men, no protective covering and no quality to make them a match for the beasts.
Although his brother, Prometheus, had warned hime not to accept anything from Zeus, Epimetheus was so impressed by Pandora's charms that he took her in as is wife.
www.the-pantheon.com /prometheus_and_epimetheus.htm   (697 words)

Epimetheus ("afterthought") is the son of Iapetus and Clymene.
Epimetheus was made up by the Greeks as the antipode of his brother Prometheus ("forethought").
Article "Epimetheus" created on 03 March 1997; last modified on 04 February 1999 (Revision 2).
www.pantheon.org /articles/e/epimetheus.html   (67 words)

This image of Epimetheus was acquired by the Voyager 1 spacecraft on November 11, 1980.
Epimetheus was the son of Iapetus and brother to Prometheus and Atlas.
The pervasive cratering indicates that its surface must be several billion years old.
www.solarviews.com /cap/sat/epimeth.htm   (143 words)

 [35.11] Broad-band spectra of Janus and Epimetheus from HST   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Janus and Epimetheus are small coorbital satellites that lie just outside of the bright A ring of Saturn, making them challenging targets for detailed photometric studies.
On the other hand, if Janus and Epimetheus were fragments of a common progenitor before becoming coorbitals, one would expect their colors to be similar to each other.
We have begun a systematic photometric survey of Janus and Epimetheus, using a rich set of HST images taken between 1996 and 2002 with the WFPC2 camera over a wavelength range of 255 to 1042 nm.
www.aas.org /publications/baas/v34n3/dps2002/379.htm   (385 words)

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