CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS
Mimas Aslant

This tilted look at Mimas highlights the many deep craters on the icy moon's trailing side.

North on Mimas (396 kilometers, 246 miles across) is up and rotated 44 degrees to the right.

The image was taken in visible blue light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on June 12, 2007. The view was obtained at a distance of approximately 614,000 kilometers (382,000 miles) from Mimas and at a Sun-Mimas-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 15 degrees. Image scale is 4 kilometers (2 miles) 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: July 25, 2007 (PIA 08991)
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  Mimas Aslant
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