Mimas over the North Pole of Saturn

Mimas over the North Pole of Saturn

NASA's Cassini spacecraft views the magnificent landscapes of Saturn’s north pole, highlighting the famous hexagon and apple-like center

From above on the right you can see a small spot - satellite Mimas. It extends over 296 km and is of medium size moons. Its gravity is enough to achieve a round shape. But he still does not represent the giants, like Titan.

This review (March 27, 2017) is made on the sunny side and 27 degrees above the rings. Filmed in a green filter with a wide-angle camera.

At that moment, the device was located 993,000 km from the planet. The scale of the picture - 59 km per pixel. So that you can see the details, the brightness level tripled.

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