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Mimas rotating

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Mimas rotating
The 140-km wide Herschel impact basin dominates Saturn's innermost regular icy satellite. The basin has a a deep bowl-shaped profile with a 5 kilometer high central peak complex. The floor is relatively free of craters and may have formed within the past 2 billion years. Video produced from Cassini imaging data by Paul Schenk, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston.

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