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Mimas '12MI' Flyby Raw Preview #3

Mimas '12MI' Flyby Raw Preview #3
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  This unprocessed image was taken during Cassini's close approach to Mimas on August 2, 2005.

The image was taken with the narrow angle camera from a distance of approximately 189,520 kilometers (117,760 miles) from Mimas and at a Sun-Mimas-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 50 degrees degrees. Resolution in the image is about 1 kilometer (3,710 feet) per pixel.

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the Cassini-Huygens mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. 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.

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission, visit and the Cassini imaging team home page,

Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Released: August 3, 2005
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Alliance Member Comments
Dragon_of_Luck_Mah_Jonng1971 (Oct 23, 2011 at 4:16 PM):
wmdewease: It's one third of Mimas' diameter.
wmdewease (Jul 8, 2011 at 10:49 AM):
What is the size of the crater compared to the moom Mimas?