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Mimas: The Real-Life Death Star

One of Saturn’s moons looks a lot like an infamous planet-destroying battle station from science fiction, but astronomers have some very real theories about the complex crater that gives Mimas its unique feature.

Hosted by: Reid Reimers

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Sources:

https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/multimedia/pia12568.html
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016JE005097/abstract
https://www.britannica.com/place/Mimas#ref187791
http://www.space.com/35283-saturn-moon-mimas-crater-mountain-photo.html
https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/resources/7614/
https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/
https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/jpl/pia20515/mimas-mountain
https://www.nasa.gov/subject/3160/mimas/
https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/mimas
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/explore/shaping_the_planets/impact_cratering.shtml
https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/jpl/pia20523/the-big-one
https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/jpl/pia20509/tiny-mimas-huge-rings
https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/jpl/pia20510/crash-course
http://www.space.com/20642-mimas-moon.html
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2011/pdf/2772.pdf

Images:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mimas_Cassini.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:William_Herschel01.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PIA19058-SaturnMoon-Enceladus-PossibleHydrothermalActivity-ArtistConcept-20150311.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:E_ring_with_Enceladus.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Meteor_Crater_-_Arizona.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Craterstructure.gif

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