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Jamie Brightmore
Jamie Brightmore • 1 year ago

Flying By Saturn's 'Death Star' Moon Mimas. Saturn's moon Mimas is dominated by a huge, unmistakable crater called Herschel that makes the moon look like the Death Star in the movie "Star Wars." On Feb. 13, 2010, NASA's Cassini spacecraft made closest-ever flyby of Mimas, returning this photo and others in spectacular flyby. Mimas is 246 miles (396 kilometers) across.

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This mosaic, created from images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its closest flyby of Saturn's moon Mimas on Feb. 13, 2010, looks straight at the moon's Herschel crater and reveals new insights about the moon's surface. Herschel crater gives Mimas its "Death Star" appearance. It is about 80 miles (130 kilometers) wide.

|| Saturn’s moon Mimas. Flyby photos taken by Cassini spacecraft.

#Saturn's moon Mimas peeps out from behind the larger moon Dione in this view from the Cassini spacecraft. Dione is 698 miles (1123 km) across and Mimas is about 246 miles (396 km) across.

Subtle color differences on Saturn's moon Mimas are apparent in this false-color view of Herschel Crater captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its closest-ever flyby of that moon on Feb. 13, 2010. The crater is 80 miles (130 kilometers) wide.

Enceladus, one of Saturns moons.

Huge Saturn Vortex Swirls in Stunning NASA Photos An amazing new photo from NASA's Cassini probe orbiting Saturn has sighted a monster storm raging on the ringed planet's north pole.

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this image of Saturn on Oct. 17, 2012, while in the planet's shadow. Cassini's cameras were turned toward Saturn and the sun so that the planet and rings are backlit.

Saturn’s moon Enceladus taken by the Cassini spacecraft in 2009 from a close flyby.

The Cassini spacecraft took this view of Saturn’s moon Dione in October 2005, with the tranquil gold and blue hues of Saturn in the distance. The horizontal stripes near the bottom of the image are Saturn's rings