Thursday, September 19, 2019

Mimas at Saturn | NASA Cassini

Mimas at Saturn | NASA Cassini
Image of Saturn and its moon, Mimas, with ring shadows taken on November 7, 2004.

Mimas, also designated Saturn I, is a moon of Saturn which was discovered in 1789 by William Herschel. It is named after Mimas, a son of Gaia in Greek mythology.


With a diameter of 396 kilometers (246 mi) it is the smallest astronomical body that is known to still be rounded in shape because of self-gravitation. However, Mimas is not actually in hydrostatic equilibrium for its current rotation. (Source: Wikipedia)

The Cassini spacecraft ended its mission on Sept. 15, 2017.

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit: https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov and http://www.nasa.gov/cassini

Technical details:
Processed using calibrated red, green, and blue filters.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/CICLOPS/Kevin M. Gill
Image Date: November 7, 2004


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