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The name Iapetus comes from the Greek god (or Titan) Iapetus, who is a son of Uranus and Gaia, a brother to Kronus and the father of Atlas and Prometheus. As the father of Prometheus, the ancient Greeks regarded Iapetus as the father of the human race. Astronomically, Iapetus is the third-largest natural satellite of Saturn and the eleventh-largest in the Solar System. Discoveries by the Cassini mission in 2007 revealed several unusual features, such as a massive equatorial ridge running three-quarters of the way around the moon and a distinctive colour pattern. Astronomers believe that the equatorial ridge was formed when Iapetus passed too close to one of Saturn's rings and collided with it.
There was something about this moon and its unique story that drew me into creating a work of Motion Art that captured the mystery and irregularities of Iapetus. Of course, it would also have to be a work that was interesting and enjoyable to look at. At first glance, the work has a definite Art Deco style, but when you watch it in motion, I think you'll see how the astronomical back story morphed into a work of Motion Art. It is most effective when watched in FULL SCREEN MODE which can be accessed by rolling over the image above.