View Full Version : Saturn's Death Star Moon: Mimas

2005-Sep-09, 09:47 AM
SUMMARY: Cassini returned this image of Saturn's moon Mimas, which looks surprisingly similar to the Death Star from Star Wars. Mimas is 398 km (247 miles) across, and that's not a superlaser you see, but a giant crater called Herschel, which is a third the size of the moon itself. Cassini took this image on July 3, 2004, when the spacecraft was 1.7 million km (1 millions miles) away. Cassini will get a better view on August 2, 2005, when the spacecraft makes a distant flyby of heavily cratered moon.

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