Mimas, Saturn’s “Death Star” Joshua Cornett

Fast Facts

Discovered By:

William Herschel

September 17th, 1789

John Herschel named Mimas after a son of Gaia in Greek mythology.

Herschel Crater

88 mile wide, 6 mile deep

It covers a staggering one-third of the surface of Mimas.

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Atmosphere

None

Temperature

-328°F

Size

Diameter: 246.6 miles

Color

White or Gray

Geology

- Low density

- Consists mostly of ice

- Small amount of rocks

Temperature Chart of Mimas

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