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    Saturn Moon Mimas. Photograph courtesy NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute On Mimas, the enormous Herschel Crater spans 80 miles, one-third of the moon's entire surface. The peak in the middle of the crater is about as tall as Mount Everest.

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    Mimas Saturn's moon

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(Continued) I run away into the woods clutching my sword. There would be a lot of monsters. I've never fought out of water so this'll be weird... *present day* I sit at the beach looking at the moon. I've made mistakes. I'm not proud of some of them. But I will NEVER meet my brother... NEVER