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.

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