... 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 ...
... 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' ...
... 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 ...
... 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, ...
... 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 ...
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.
A side note: On february 13th there will be a Mimas flyby at 10 000 km/ 6 000 miles. That's not a close one, but still about 6 times closer than the 2005 Mimas flyby.
Congratulations to the new SOLSTICE MISSION !
Finally an "almost close" Mimas flyby at only 9510 km/5910 mls -- With expected top resolutions of 87 meters per pixel. About 7 times closer and better resolution than the roughly 62 000 km Mimas flyby of 2005 which was the closest up to now ( "Flying Over Mimas" ) !
Cool image but like this one too"Before a Veiled Rhea", composite image of Mimas and Rhea, http://ciclops.org/view.php?id=5917
Way to go Ciclps, mission extension Solstice to 2017!!
Next encounter is a Rhea flyby in 26 days....
I remember to have seen this in Cassini's raw images section. I expected you'd make a movie -as those you released last month-, but these color images are as impressive as them. Excellent work as usual; with a bit of imagination, one could think of the second Death Star moving behind Endor (the first one is Mimas)
When viewing the traversal of Mimas' shadow past the gaps in
the rings, what is truly remarkable is the way the shadow traverses
the first gap where it seems to "jump the gap" (center gap in image)
as compared to the traversal of the shadow in the second gap
where it seems to pass more evenly (lower right gap in image).
Interesting how in the eclipse sequence that immediately after the sequence is over and when restarting that sequence, there is a distinct and noticeable observed rotation in Mimas, even though it is very slight.
That's very interesting. It looks indeed ( somewhat ) like woven.
At my first glance it appeared to me that that bright parts not "accepting" the shadow are a bit higher than the "normal" parts of the rings. But after several further examinations of this picture I found very slight darkenings on roughly three quarters of the bright parts of the ring not "accepting" Mimas' shadow. Thus they're not higher than the other parts. But there may still be out-of-plane components in the rings.