Epimetheus


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

Epimetheus

(ĕp'əmē`thēəs), in Greek mythology: see PandoraPandora
, in Greek mythology, first woman on earth. Zeus ordered Hephaestus to create her as vengeance upon man and his benefactor, Prometheus. The gods endowed her with every charm, together with curiosity and deceit.
..... Click the link for more information.
.

Epimetheus,

in astronomy, one of the named moons, or natural satellites, of SaturnSaturn,
in astronomy, 6th planet from the sun. Astronomical and Physical Characteristics of Saturn

Saturn's orbit lies between those of Jupiter and Uranus; its mean distance from the sun is c.886 million mi (1.
..... Click the link for more information.
. 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. It was discovered by R. Walker, Stephen M. Larson, and John W. Fountain in 1978 and confirmed in 1980 by Dale P. Cruikshank at the Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa from Voyager 1 photographs. Its surface is cratered, with several craters more than 18 mi (30 km) in diameter, and marked with both large and small ridges, valleys, and grooves as well. Epimetheus and JanusJanus
, in astronomy, one of the named moons, or natural satellites, of Saturn. Also known as Saturn X (or S10), Janus is an irregularly shaped (nonspherical) body measuring about 122 mi (196 km) by 119 mi (192 km) by 93 mi (150 km); it orbits Saturn at a mean distance of 94,120
..... Click the link for more information.
 are co-orbital; that is, they share the same average orbit. About every fourth year—at closest approach—the lower, faster satellite overtakes the other, they exchange angular momentum, and the lower one is boosted into the higher orbit while the higher one drops to the lower orbit. The two moons may have formed from the disruption of a single satellite early in the formation of Saturn's satellite system.

Epimetheus

(ep-ă-mee -th'ee-ŭs, -thooss) A small irregularly shaped satellite of Saturn. It is a coorbital satellite with Janus; they orbit between the F ring and G ring. There are two named craters on Epimetheus, Hilairea and Pollux. See Saturn's rings; Table 2, backmatter.

Epimetheus

[‚ep·ə′mē·thē·əs]
(astronomy)
A satellite of Saturn which orbits at a mean distance of 151,000 kilometers (94,000 miles), near Saturn's rings, in nearly the same orbit as Janus, and has an irregular shape with an average diameter of 120 kilometers (75 miles).
References in periodicals archive ?
Beardsworth, Derrida & the Political, London/New York, Routledge, 1996, p100: 'Time is the (self-)deferment of time'; Stiegler, Technics and Time, 1: The Fault of Epimetheus, op.
The Fault of Epimetheus, to a more flexible approach focusing on rhythmic programs and aesthetics in Time and Technics, 2.
The subtitle of the first volume of Technics and Time, The Fault of Epimetheus refers to the myth of the titans Prometheus and Epimetheus first philosophically recounted by Plato in his dialogues the Protagoras and Meno.
(7.) Bernard Stiegler, Technics and Time, 1: The Fault of Epimetheus, Stanford, Stanford University Press,1998, p199.
Epimetheus, being rash and impulsive, quickly created many animals, giving each of them one skill at a time.
Pan, the closest to Saturn among the ring moons, is the reddest, while Epimetheus, the farthest out, is the bluest. 
This NASA image released March 28, 2019, shows how during super-close flybys of Saturn's rings, NASA's Cassini spacecraft inspected the mini-moons Pan and Daphnis in the A ring; Atlas at the edge of the A ring; Pandora at the edge of the F ring; and Epimetheus, which is bathed in material that fans out from the moon Enceladus, the mini-moons' diameter ranges from 5 miles (8 kilometers) for Daphnis to 72 miles (116 kilometers) for Epimetheus, the rings and the moons depicted in this illustration are not to scale.
Epimetheus was brother to Prometheus, the rebel titan who championed and, by some accounts, created humankind.
As such, we can only follow Bernard Stiegler's arguments in the volume, The Fault of Epimetheus, when he says that technics is 'constitutive of temporality as well as spatiality' (Technics and Time I, p17).
Similarly, at the sight of Pandora in the Theogony, "amazement held immortal gods and mortal men" (588) and, in the Works and Days, Epimetheus cannot resist accepting her as a present from Zeus (85-89).
The confusion was not cleared up until Saturn's rings were again edgewise to our view, in 1979-80: another new moon, later named Epimetheus, and Janus travel in much the same orbit.
This box was given to Pandora as a gift when she married Epimetheus. Against instructions, she opened it and out flew all the ills that have since afflicted mankind [...] In some versions it is a vase or jug, containing all the items left over when Prometheus created human beings, which was found by Pandora who could not resist looking inside (p.