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Mimas: Saturn’s ‘Death Star' moon

The crater stretches 86 miles wide.
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    The "Death Star"|Creative Commons

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, which has been taking images of Saturn since 2014, snapped a photograph of Mimas, one of the planet’s 62 visible moons. Its diameter measures 246 miles wide and features a huge crater on the side that looks like a famous weapon to destroy planets that appeared in the film series "Star Wars." Named after the icy moon’s discoverer, astronomer William Herschel, the crater stretches 86 mileswide, almost one-third of the diameter of Mimas.


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