CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS

Mimas...Closer Than Ever Before

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.

Aug 5, 2005: A World of Hurt - The most detailed images yet taken of Mimas (397 kilometers, 247 miles across) show it to be the most heavily cratered Saturnian moon, with little if any evidence for internal activity.
Aug 5, 2005: Mimas Showing False Colors - False color images of Saturn's moon, Mimas, reveal variation in either the composition or texture across its surface.
Aug 5, 2005: Flying Over Mimas - This movie was made of images taken over a period of 7 hours during Cassini's close encounter with Saturn's moon Mimas on August 2, 2005.
Aug 5, 2005: Mimas Against the Rings - During its close flyby of Mimas on August 2, 2005, Cassini caught a glimpse of Mimas against the broad expanse of Saturn's rings.

Aug 3, 2005: Mimas '12MI' Flyby Raw Preview #1 - This unprocessed image was taken during Cassini's close approach to Mimas on August 2, 2005.
Aug 3, 2005: Mimas '12MI' Flyby Raw Preview #2 - This unprocessed image was taken during Cassini's close approach to Mimas on August 2, 2005.
Aug 3, 2005: Mimas '12MI' Flyby Raw Preview #3 - This unprocessed image was taken during Cassini's close approach to Mimas on August 2, 2005.
Aug 3, 2005: Mimas '12MI' Flyby Raw Preview #4 - This unprocessed image was taken during Cassini's close approach to Mimas on August 2, 2005.
Aug 3, 2005: Mimas '12MI' Flyby Raw Preview #5 - This unprocessed image was taken during Cassini's close approach to Mimas on August 2, 2005.
Aug 3, 2005: Mimas '12MI' Flyby Raw Preview #6 - This unprocessed image was taken during Cassini's close approach to Mimas on August 2, 2005.
Aug 3, 2005: Mimas: Closer Than Ever Before - This map of the surface of Mimas (398 kilometers, 247 miles across) illustrates the regions that were imaged by Cassini during the spacecraft's flyby of the moon on August 2, 2005.

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