NASA's Cassini spacecraft on its closest-ever flyby of Saturn's moon Mimas

Mimas the Death Star

In this view captured by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft on its closest-ever flyby of Saturn’s moon Mimas, large Herschel Crater dominates Mimas, making the moon look like the Death Star in the movie “Star Wars.”

Herschel Crater is 130 kilometers, or 80 miles, wide and covers most of the right of this image. Scientists continue to study this impact basin and its surrounding terrain.

Reference: Wire Space Photo of the Day


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