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Imaging Diary - Cassini

 
9/20/17
The Mimas Atlas
PIA17217
 
6/13/17
Mimas Polar Maps - June 2017
PIA17215
 
6/13/17
Map of Mimas - June 2017
PIA17214
 
6/5/17
Mimas Dwarfed
PIA21331
 
3/14/17
Farewell to Mimas
PIA17213
 

 

 
2/1/17
Mimas 'Rev 259' Raw Preview #2
 
2/1/17
Mimas 'Rev 259' Raw Preview #1
 
1/9/17
Mimas' Mountain
PIA20515
 
11/28/16
Tiny Mimas, Huge Rings
PIA20509
 
4/13/15
Mimas by Saturnshine
PIA18312
 

 

 
11/4/14
Color Maps of Mimas - November 2014
PIA18437
 
9/15/14
Crescent Mimas
PIA18285
 
3/3/14
Mimas and Spokes
PIA17154
 
3/18/13
Mimas Peeks Over Saturn
PIA14652
 
8/16/12
Mimas Polar Maps - June 2012
PIA14927
 

 

 
8/16/12
Map of Mimas - June 2012
PIA14926
 
7/30/12
Peeping Mimas
PIA14619
 
4/11/11
Mimas' Flat Spot
PIA12761
 
2/1/11
Mimas 'Rev 144' Raw Preview #1
 
11/8/10
An Eye on Mimas
PIA12739
 

 

 
7/28/10
The Mimas Atlas
PIA12793
 
5/13/10
Mimas Polar Maps - February 2010
PIA12782
 
5/13/10
Map of Mimas - February 2010
PIA12780
 
4/22/10
Mimas' Stretched Shadow
PIA12617
 
3/29/10
Bizarre Temperatures on Mimas
PIA12867
 

 

 
3/29/10
Streaks and Markings on Mimas
PIA12569
 
3/29/10
Mimas Three-Quarter Portrait
PIA12574
 
2/15/10
Mimas "Rev 126" Flyby Raw Preview #3
 
2/15/10
Mimas "Rev 126" Flyby Raw Preview #4
 
2/15/10
Mimas "Rev 126" Flyby Raw Preview #2
 

 

 
2/15/10
Mimas "Rev 126" Flyby Raw Preview #1
 
2/3/10
Rugged Mimas
PIA12541
 
1/22/10
Blemished by Mimas
PIA12533
 
1/21/10
Mimas Globe
PIA12532
 
12/11/09
Mimas and Pan
PIA11643
 

 

 
12/10/09
Oblate Mimas
PIA11642
 
8/12/09
Mimas' Bulging Middle
PIA11556
 
6/22/09
Eclipsing Mimas
PIA11661
 
1/15/09
Saturn and Mimas
PIA10557
 
12/23/08
Mimas Before Saturn
PIA10540
 

 

 
11/3/08
Mimas Above the Haze
PIA10504
 
10/17/08
The Mimas Atlas
PIA11117
 
10/17/08
Map of Mimas - June 2008
PIA11118
 
10/6/08
Mimas in Profile
PIA10484
 
9/26/08
Mimas Adrift
PIA10478
 

 

 
4/15/08
High Above Mimas
PIA09880
 
1/9/08
Rough, Icy Mimas
PIA09811
 
12/20/07
Mimas Emerges
PIA09797
 
10/16/07
Mimas and the Great Division
PIA09750
 
8/31/07
Mimas in Transit
PIA09018
 

 







Imaging Diary - Voyager

 
10/14/07
Saturn and its satellites Tethys, Enceladus and Mimas
PIA01383
 
10/14/07
Saturn's moon Mimas
PIA01968
 
10/14/07
Mimas - large impact structure
PIA02266
 
10/14/07
Mimas - cratered surface
PIA02267
 
10/14/07
Saturn and Four Icy Moons, Enhanced Color
PIA00349
 

 

 
10/14/07
Saturn and Four Icy Moons in Natural Color
PIA00400
 
10/14/07
Saturn System Montage
PIA01482
 
10/14/07
Saturn taken from Voyager 2
PIA01364
 
10/14/07
Outer edge of Saturn's B-ring
PIA01390
 
10/14/07
Pictures of Tethys' large crater
PIA01385
 

 

 
10/14/07
Collage of Saturn's smaller satellites (PIA01954)
PIA01954
 
10/14/07
Tethys
PIA02276





Newsroom - Press Releases

 
CASSINI FLIES BY SATURN'S TORTURED MOON MIMAS - Aug 5, 2005
 ... FLIES BY SATURN'S TORTURED MOON MIMASOn its recent close flyby of Mimas, the Cassini spacecraft found ... seen in the new images.The new Mimas images are available at http://ciclops.org, ... available ...


 
1980S VIDEO ICON GLOWS ON SATURN MOON - Mar 29, 2010
 ... and images of Saturn's icy moon Mimas obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft ... the spotlight, but it turns out Mimas is more bizarre than we thought ... infrared spectrometer, which mapped Mimas' ...


 
CASSINI UNCOVERS GALACTIC BEHAVIOR, EXPLAINS LONG-STANDING PUZZLES IN SATURN'S RINGS - Nov 1, 2010
 ... affected by the gravity of the moon Mimas. This process is commonly believed ... Saturn's rings due to the moon Mimas. Resonances in Saturn's rings ... particles orbits. In the case of the Mimas ...


 
CASSINI IMAGES RING ARCS AMONG SATURN'S MOONS - Sep 5, 2008
 ... gravity of the nearby larger moon Mimas disturbs their orbits. Gravitational ... in Saturn's magnificent rings. Mimas provides a regular gravitational ... orbits due to their resonance with Mimas, ...


 
FROM DARK OBSCURITY... A TINY NEW SATURNIAN MOON COMES TO LIGHT - Jul 19, 2007
 ... moons orbit between much larger Mimas and Enceladus.Moons surrounding ... Methone, is in such a resonance with Mimas and appears to have undergone ... 4 are dynamically locked with Mimas gives us a ...



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Newsroom - Special Events

 
Farewell to Mimas - Mar 14, 2017
 ... close approach to Saturn's moon Mimas on January 30, 2017 ...


 
Mimas and Epimetheus 'Rev 259' Raw Preview - Feb 1, 2017
 ... unprocessed images of Saturn's moons Mimas and Epimetheus during a close ...


 
Methone and Tethys Rev 166 Raw Preview - May 21, 2012
 ... and Anthe, between the orbits of Mimas and Enceladus. The three tiny ...


 
Dione Rev 158 Raw Preview - Dec 12, 2011
 ... moons in some of these views. Mimas appears just beyond the dark side ...


 
Helene, Enceladus, Mimas Rev 144 Raw Preview - Feb 1, 2011
 ... Saturn's moons Helene, Enceladus and Mimas were taken on Jan. 31, 2011. Cassini ... Helene. It also caught a glimpse of Mimas in front of Saturn's rings. In ...


 
A Story of Saturn's Rings - Nov 1, 2010
 ... gravitational influence of Saturn's moon Mimas, mountainous structures along ...


 
Closest Views of Cratered Mimas - Mar 29, 2010
 ... closest flyby of Saturn's moon Mimas generated views of this "Death ...


 
Mimas and Calypso Rev 126 Flyby Raw Preview - Feb 15, 2010
 ... unprocessed images of Saturn's moons Mimas and Calypso were taken on Feb. ...


 
Mimas...Closer Than Ever Before - Aug 5, 2005
 Cassini's closest flyby of Mimas on August 2nd revealed it to be one of the most heavily cratered Saturnian moons, with variations in color across its surface but little if any evidence for internal activity.







Home - Captain's Logs

 
A Story of Saturn's Rings - Nov 1, 2010
 ... orbital gravitational resonance with Mimas known to be responsible for its ... to become trapped in the strong Mimas resonance at the B ring's edge ...


 
The Day the Earth Smiled - Nov 12, 2013
 ... planet, to the upper right,is Mimas ... only a crescent but also casting ...


 
A Year of Splendor - Dec 31, 2008
 ... Anthe and Methone in orbit between Mimas and Enceladus, and eyed the vast ...


 
A Year of Surveillance - Dec 29, 2006
 ... perturbation by the Saturnian moon, Mimas. Finally, additional high resolution ...


 
Preparations for Landing - Jan 11, 2005
 ... wider than the Saturnian moon, Mimas. And feathery black streaks and ...



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Maps

 
9/20/17
The Mimas Atlas
PIA17217
 
6/13/17
Mimas Polar Maps - June 2017
PIA17215
 
6/13/17
Map of Mimas - June 2017
PIA17214
 
11/4/14
Color Maps of Mimas - November 2014
PIA18437
 
11/4/14
Color Maps of Tethys - November 2014
PIA18439
 

 






Artroom

 
7/22/10
Storm Over Mimas
 
1/11/10
Mimas/Tethys Eclipse
 

 

 
12/28/06
Mimas on the Half Shell
 
12/28/06
Mimas
 

 

 
12/30/14
Coasting Above the Rings
 
7/22/10
Saturn Impact
 

 

 
3/10/09
Rhea's Sigh
 
1/18/07
Saturn From Rhea
 

 

 
12/28/06
The Sword of Herschel
 
12/28/06
From Polar Orbit
 

 


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Newsroom - Looking Ahead

 
Rev269-270 - Apr 3, 2017
 


 
Rev261-262 - Jan 27, 2017
 


 
Rev259-260 - Jan 13, 2017
 


 
Rev250 - Nov 9, 2016
 


 
Rev249 - Nov 1, 2016
 








Alliance Member Comments


Wisps Before Craters
Mercury_3488      
2011-01-31 13:08:45

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***Reminder*** Just to say that around perikrone today, there was a non targetted Mimas pass, as well as that of Enceladus & Helene shortly after. Looking forward to seeing those images, Cassini did not pass that close to any of them, but more than close enough to reveal much new data & views from differing vantage points, than ever before. Andrew Brown.


Rhea 'Rev 143' Raw Preview #3
Mercury_3488      
2011-01-31 12:52:15

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Hi Dragon_of_Luck_Mah_Jonng1971. I agree with you, many of those craters are very Mimas like. I still think that Rhea is very unevolved, one of the largest, in fact potetially the second largest unevolved object in the entire Solar System, only the Jupiter moon Callisto taking # 1 in that list. The similar sized Uranus moons Titania & Oberon are certainly far more evolved than Rhea, Titania has huge graben, possible frosting & a large smoother region with smaller & softened craters & Oberon although cratered, shows signs of cryovolcanism with many craters having dark floors, at least on huge chasm, many craters appear 'softened' like Enceladus, Dione, Miranda, Ariel, Titania, Triton & Ganymede, worlds that have been & some may, in the case of Enceladus & Triton still are geologically active. Rhea shows none of that, a surface that is practically craters on craters on craters. Some faulting is present, but how much of that is due to the Tirawa Basin forming event or other impacts, remains to be seen. Rhea is certainly a relic from the earliest days, much to tell us about the history of the Kronian system ,regarding the environment this far out from the Sun & cratering rates of the Kronian system from the period shortly after the formative period. Rhea is fascinating, not so much because of Rhea itself, but because of what Rhea can tell us about the history of the Kronian system as a whole. Iapetus is another moon interesting for the same reason, aside from the huge mountain ridge, little else appears to have happened there either, Mimas too. Rhea is extremely photogenic too. It's an amazing surface visually, craters of differing shapes & sizes, some regions eppear more hilly than others, etc. Yes they are Cosmic Rays @ the lower left. Andrew Brown.


Rhea 'Rev 143' Raw Preview #3
Dragon_of_Luck_Mah_Jonng1971      
2011-01-17 16:02:39

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Those medium-sized deep craters remind me on Mimas. ( The two small short white lines at the lower left are cosmic ray hits I suppose.)


Eyeing Erulus Crater
Mercury_3488      
2010-12-06 15:08:53

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Lovely image & fantastic perspective too. One thing immediately obvious to me anyway, not just Erulus Crater is that, a similar view of Tehtys & Rhea would be saturated by small craters. Dione seen here is not. There are some small craters for sure, bet the terrain generally looks 'fresher' & more evolved. Erulus Crater itself has an interesting central mountain almost Y shaped, certainly obvious on other images taken from further away. More like two ridges in the centre of the crater rather than your typical central crater mountains, like those in the lunar crater Copernicus or the Mimas crater Herschel. Iapetus too shows a few craters with central ridges rather than mountains in the normal sense. Wonder if Dione has an exosphere like the one recently announced at Rhea?? Dione may still be geologically active on a small scale & certainly apart from Titan & Enceladus is the most evolved of Saturn's moons. Andrew Brown.


Rev133
Mercury_3488      
2010-06-21 16:06:46

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Myself I would rather use any excess fuel for a close pass of fascinating Dione or Mimas or one of the lesser known inner moons like Prometheus, Pandora, or a co orbital like Helene, Ploydeuces, Telesto or Calypso. We have had loads of Titan & Enceladus, so a close pass of one of the lesser known ones would be nice. Shame we cannot do Iapetus or Phoebe again, as far too far out.


Streaks and Markings on Mimas
ultomatt      
2010-03-30 23:16:35

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Mimas is stunning up close. Herschel's internal slump, with it's "bathtub" rings, is an amazing image of chaos. The shape of the chaos inside Herschel reminds me that this is a ball of ice...that was shock melted by impact, inside of Herschel. The detail in these images is excellent. Thanks!


Examining Herschel Crater
Red_dragon      
2010-03-29 14:49:20

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Wonderful mosaic; it's even more dramatic that "Herschel: Dead On" (http://www.ciclops.org/view/728/Herschel_Dead-On); instead of the Death Star, Mimas looks like a frigid eye.


Bizarre Temperatures on Mimas
Red_dragon      
2010-03-29 14:45:30

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At the very first (Voyagers), we had a moon that looked like the "Death Star". Now, with Cassini the Death Star has become Pacman's land; it seems Mimas "loves" the best decade ever -the 80's-. Jokes apart, this is one of the reasons why to have a Solstice mission: to continue unlocking the many secrets the saturnian system has. As sustayne and NeKto, can't wait to see what surprising explanation you'll have to explain that. Excellent work and keep it up!.


Mimas "Rev 126" Flyby Raw Preview #1
ultomatt      
2010-02-16 20:41:22

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re: billclawson - I think the lack or ray features is more a measure of the low gravity of Mimas, than anything else. Most ejecta from craters would likely leave Mimas forever...and thus, a very low rate of secondary craters. Probably not non-existent, but very few would make sense to me. And thus, Mimas has very randomly arrayed cratering pretty much at saturation. New craters can't occur without wiping away older craters and crater features. All just my opinion of course ;)


Rev126
rochelimit      
2010-02-13 01:33:40

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Very excited, especially for Calypso flyby. I'm not really interested in Mimas flyby though, I always thought Mimas is a usual barren icy moon. But I guess Cassini will find something unique there. I do hope Cassini planned for an extremely close flyby mission to Saturn's ring to observe the individual boulders that make up the ring, but who am I to wish such thing :))







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