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List of geological features on Hyperion

Surface of Hyperion with several craters full of a mysterious reddish gunk. The material contains long chains of carbon and hydrogen and appears very similar to material found on other Saturnian satellites, most notably Iapetus.[1]

This is a list of named geological features on Hyperion, a moon of Saturn.


Bond-Lassell Dorsum on Hyperion (Cassini 2007)

There is one named dorsum (ridge) on Hyperion.

Dorsum Coordinates Named after
Bond-Lassell Dorsum 48°00′N 143°30′W / 48°N 143.5°W / 48; -143.5 (Bond-Lassell) George Phillips Bond, William Cranch Bond and William Lassell


This is a list of craters on Hyperion. Hyperionian craters are named after sun and moon gods in various mythologies.

Crater Coordinates Diameter
Eponym Ref
Bahloo 36°N 164°E / 36°N 164°E / 36; 164 (Bahloo) n.a. 1982 Bahloo. The Moon; maker of girl babies (Aboriginal mythology) WGPSN
Helios 71°N 132°W / 71°N 132°W / 71; -132 (Helios) n.a. 1982 Helios. Greek sun god; son of Hyperion (Greek mythology) WGPSN
Jarilo 61°N 177°E / 61°N 177°E / 61; 177 (Jarilo) n.a. 1982 Jarilo, East Slavic god of the sun fertility and love (Slavic mythology) WGPSN
Meri 3°N 171°W / 3°N 171°W / 3; -171 (Meri) n.a. 1982 Meri, folk hero; the Sun (Bororó people) WGPSN


  1. ^ “Key to Giant Space Sponge Revealed” / Yahoo News, Jul. 4 2007, archived copy.

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