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This global map of Saturn's moon Mimas was created using images taken during Cassini spacecraft flybys, with Voyager images filling in the gaps in Cassini's coverage.
The moon's large, distinguishing crater, Herschel, is seen on the map at left.
The map is an equidistant (simple cylindrical) projection and has a scale of 216 meters (710 feet) per pixel at the equator. The mean radius of Mimas used for projection of this map is 198.2 kilometers (123.2 miles). The resolution of the map is 16 pixels per degree. This mosaic map is an update to the version released in June 2008 (See PIA11118).
The Cassini Equinox Mission is a joint United States and European endeavor. 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 was designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging team consists of scientists from the US, England, France, and Germany. The imaging operations center and team lead (Dr. C. Porco) are based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo.