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A thin sliver of Mimas is illuminated, the long shadows showing off its many
craters, indicators of the moon's violent history.
The most famous evidence of a collision on Mimas (246 miles, or 396
kilometers across) is the crater Herschel that gives Mimas its Death Star-like
appearance. See PIA12568
for more on Herschel.
This view looks toward the anti-Saturn hemisphere of Mimas. North on Mimas is
up and rotated 40 degrees to the right. The image was taken in visible light
with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on May 20, 2013.
The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 100,000 miles (200,000
kilometers) from Mimas and at a Sun-Mimas-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 130
degrees. Image scale is 4,000 feet (1 kilometer) per pixel.
The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European
Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a
division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the
mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Cassini
orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at
JPL. The imaging operations center is based at the Space Science Institute in
For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit