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View Full Version : Cassini Survives Close Encounter of the Death Star Kind!



Fraser
2010-Feb-15, 09:30 PM
On February 13, 2010, Cassini flew by Saturn's moon Mimas, coming as close as 9,500 km.It passed directly over Herschel, a giant crater whose creation almost shattered the moon and which, in its appearance in some earlier images, earned Mimas the nickname "Death Star", after the iconic Star Wars prop.The Cassini team has just [...]

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