PIA01968: Saturn's Moon Mimas
Target Name: Mimas
Is a satellite of: Saturn
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 1
Instrument: VG ISS - Narrow Angle
Product Size: 140 x 140 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P23210
Addition Date: 1999-05-21
Primary Data Set: Voyager EDRs
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The cratered surface Saturn's moon Mimas is seen in this image taken by Voyager 1 on Nov. 12, 1980 from a range of 425,000 kilometers (264,000 miles). Impact craters made by the infall of cosmic debris are shown; the largest is more than 100 kilometers (62 miles) in diameter and displays a prominent central peak. The smaller craters are abundant and indicate an ancient age for Mima's surface. The Voyager Project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
1999-05-21