Images from Cassini's Mimas Flyby
03.29.10
 
     
Saturn's moon Mimas   Examining Herschel Crater
This mosaic, created from images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its closest flyby of Saturn's moon Mimas, looks straight at the moon's huge Herschel Crater and reveals new insights about the moon's surface. Credit: NASA/JPL/SSI

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Streaks and markings on Mimas   Streaks and Markings on Mimas
Relatively dark regions below bright crater walls and streaks on some of the walls are seen in this mosaic of Saturn's moon Mimas, created from images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its closest flyby of the moon. Credit: NASA/JPL/SSI

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Saturn's moon Mimas   Flying by the "Death Star" Moon
In this view captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on its closest-ever flyby of Saturn's moon Mimas, large Herschel Crater dominates Mimas, making the moon look like the Death Star in the movie "Star Wars." Credit: NASA/JPL/SSI

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Saturn's moon Mimas   Streaked Craters in False-Color
This false-color view of Saturn's moon Mimas from NASA's Cassini spacecraft accentuates terrain-dependent color differences and shows dark streaks running down the sides of some of the craters on the region of the moon that leads in its orbit around Saturn. Credit: NASA/JPL/SSI

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false-color view of Herschel Crater   Color Near Herschel Crater
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. Credit: NASA/JPL/SSI

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Herschel Crater in 3-D  

Herschel Crater in 3-D

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured a three-dimensional view of the large Herschel Crater on Saturn's moon Mimas during its closest-ever flyby of the moon. Credit: NASA/JPL/SSI

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Mimas three-quarter portrait  

Mimas Three-Quarter Portrait

Appearing like a cyclops gazing off into space, Saturn's moon Mimas and its large Herschel Crater are profiled in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Credit: NASA/JPL/SSI

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Pattern of daytime temperatures on Mimas  

Bizarre Temperatures on Mimas

This figure illustrates the unexpected and bizarre pattern of daytime temperatures found on Saturn's small inner moon Mimas (396 kilometers, or 246 miles, in diameter). Credit: NASA/JPL/GSFC/SWRI/SSI

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