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Mimas 'Rev 144' Raw Preview #1

Mimas 'Rev 144' Raw Preview #1
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  This raw, unprocessed image of Mimas was taken on January 31, 2011 and received on Earth February 1, 2011. The camera was pointing toward Mimas at approximately 262082 kilometers away, and the image was taken using the P120 and GRN filters. The image has not been validated or calibrated. A validated/calibrated image will be archived with the Planetary Data System in 2012.

The Cassini Solstice 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.

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Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Released: February 1, 2011
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Alliance Member Comments
Red_dragon (Mar 28, 2011 at 6:20 PM):
beaverdog (Mar 27, 2011 at 3:58 AM):
Mercury_3488 (Feb 1, 2011 at 4:42 PM):
The Herschel Crater seen in profile to the bottom left paking that part of Mimas appear flat is interesting. I think the summit of the central peak can just about be seen, suggesting to me that the central mountain is taller then the rim. Also the terrain far to rhw east has not been very seen very well, so this is an interesting observation to help understand that area well.

Andrew Brown.