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Mimas "Rev 126" Flyby Raw Preview #4

Mimas "Rev 126" Flyby Raw Preview #4
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  This raw, unprocessed image of Mimas was taken by Cassini on Feb. 13, 2010.

The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Feb. 13, 2010. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 16,000 kilometers (10,000 miles) from Mimas. Image scale is 96 meters (314 feet) per pixel.

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.

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Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Released: February 15, 2010
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Alliance Member Comments
carolyn (CICLOPS) (Feb 21, 2010 at 8:18 AM):
20Tauri: This is being actively discussed on our team. It was an unexpected result, and very interesting.
20tauri (Feb 15, 2010 at 10:53 AM):
Assuming this is a closeup of Herschel, I'm intrigued by what appears to be a "stain" along the bottom of the crater wall. Do we know anything about this feature?