Thursday, March 03, 2005

New Mimas Movie: Mimas on the Move

Mimas movie frame

This is the first of two movies showing Saturn's moons released today. In this movie (one frame of which shown above), Mimas is seen along a small part of its orbit. Motion is made obvious by the changing aspect of the background rings. The non-circular nature of the limb is due to the large crater Herscel being on the limb in this view.


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