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The 580km Turgis crater on Saturn's moon Iapetus.

Turgis /ˈtɜːrɪs/ is the largest known crater on Saturn's moon Iapetus. It is 580 km in diameter,[1] 40% of the moon's diameter and one of the larger craters in the Solar System. It is named after a Saracen baron, Turgis of Turtelose (Tortosa).[1]

It is located in Cassini Regio at 16°54′N 28°24′W / 16.9°N 28.4°W / 16.9; -28.4Coordinates: 16°54′N 28°24′W / 16.9°N 28.4°W / 16.9; -28.4.[1] The rim has a scarp about 15 km high that generated a landslide.[2] It is overlain by Malun, the 13th-largest crater on Iapetus.

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  1. ^ a b c "Iapetus: Turgis". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology. Retrieved 2009-01-10.
  2. ^ "PIA06171: Giant Landslide on Iapetus". NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute (photojournal). 2004-12-31. Retrieved 2009-01-10.