Quantcast

Latest Mimas Stories

cbfcc84f86ee0309f69c73bb1f26e6ad1
2007-08-02 18:30:00

Cassini scientists may have identified the source of one of Saturn's more mysterious rings. Saturn's G ring likely is produced by relatively large, icy particles that reside within a bright arc on the ring's inner edge.

ab35edeaec2269d7bf34c7624369e4e01
2006-07-06 17:23:45

NASA Cassini spacecraft images of Saturn's diaphanous G and E rings are yielding new clues about their structure and formation.

4a45630ddcb42cff83e5ef1d25349e0b1
2005-08-05 12:50:00

On its recent close flyby of Mimas, the Cassini spacecraft found the Saturnian moon looking battered and bruised, with a surface that may be the most heavily cratered in the Saturn system.

00e498abf90b7922953d743054bdbf6c1
2005-05-25 07:50:00

How old is Titan's surface? For years, Saturn's moon Titan was thought to have mastered the cosmetic surgery of the cosmos, with barely a mark or wrinkle to betray its true age. Close-up views provided by Cassini instruments show that Titan is nearly as flawless as it seems from a distance.

d26dfd19a28cfe41d40dc93cc158c05f1
2005-05-05 07:40:00

The Cassini spacecraft is about to embark on a new mission phase that will give it a ringside seat at Saturn -- literally. After concentrating on flybys of the stately planet's moons since arriving last year, Cassini will begin five months of extensive study of Saturn's magnificent rings.

354855291b6a264384a9c002fadb31c91
2005-02-24 15:20:00

NASA's Cassini spacecraft continues making new and exciting discoveries. New findings include wandering and rubble-pile moons; new and clumpy Saturn rings; splintering storms and a dynamic magnetosphere. The new findings include refinements in the orbits of several of Saturn's small satellites.

e1282f1a0003810256fb16186e2064301
2005-02-08 16:00:00

Colorful new images from the Cassini spacecraft show that Saturn's northern hemisphere has a case of the blues.

6344cede1bb440a7d035bb6678d0a6201
2004-11-30 07:55:00

In a splendid portrait created by light and gravity, Saturn's lonely moon Mimas is seen against the cool, blue-streaked backdrop of Saturn's northern hemisphere. Delicate shadows cast by the rings arc gracefully across the planet, fading into darkness on Saturn's night side.


Latest Mimas Reference Libraries

4_b77ea6684a9ab0883ad17fdf55ecefdf2
2004-10-19 04:45:41

Saturn's moon Mimas -- Mimas is a moon of Saturn that was discovered in 1789 by William Herschel. Mimas' low density (1.17) indicates that it is composed mostly of water ice with only a small amount of rock. Mimas' most distinctive feature is a colossal impact crater 130 km across, named Herschel after the moon's discoverer. Herschel covers almost 1/3 of the diameter of the entire moon; its walls are approximately 5 km high, parts of its floor measure 10 km deep, and its central peak...

More Articles (1 articles) »
Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.