Get your space geek on...

The last few week have been a good for space nerds like myself. First off they found the remains of the Beagle2 mars probe that was due to land on the Red Planet way back in 2003. Apparently, it did actually land on Mars, but then failed to fully deploy. You can read more about that here.
The exciting news this week is about one of the strangest moons in our solar system, Saturn's moon: Iapetus. This moon is basically two toned, and for centuries scientists have wondered why this is. Now new research has been done that may shed light on this anomaly. It turns out that another of Saturn's moons, Phoebe, is spewing space dust around Saturn (Actually Phoebe is a Kuiper Belt object that was captured by Saturn's gravity. It even rotates Saturn in the opposite direction than it's other "moons", but I digress). Iapetus which is tidally locked to Saturn, and the closest to Pheobe, fly's through the dust which coats one side with dust but not the other. This may not make complete sense to some, but you can read more about it here.