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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library


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Mimas Saturn's moon Mimas, as seen by the robotic spacecraft Cassini. The crater Herschel makes a striking impression in the top image. At middle, Mimas drifts in front of Saturn's rings, and Herschel is seen from the side as the flat area on the left side of Mimas. Below, a detailed look at the layers exposed in Herschel's cliffsides.

NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Original image data dated on or about October 16, 2010.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.


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