Friday, May 20, 2005

New Mimas Image: Near the Ringplane

CICLOPS has released this view of Saturn's moon Mimas along with a nearly edge-on ring system. The geometry of this view of the ring system maybe strange for Earth-based observers, seeing the rings as a thin filament as well as seeing the finger-like intrusion of Saturn's shadow coming in from top center. Mimas here looks beaten and battered, as it always does. Mimas north is up and the resolution (on Mimas) is 9 km/pixel.


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