Herschel Crater on Mimas
small 400 kilometer-diameter moon of Saturn,
is host to 130 kilometer-diameter
one of the larger impact craters in the entire Solar System.
orbiting Saturn in 2010 recorded
this startling view
of small moon and big crater while making
a 10,000-kilometer record close pass by the diminutive
Shown in contrast-enhanced false color, the image data
reveal more clearly that Herschel's landscape is colored
slightly differently from
heavily cratered terrain nearby.
The color difference could yield surface composition clues to the
history of Mimas.
on Mimas any larger than the one that created the 130-kilometer
moon of Saturn.
Authors & editors:
NASA Web Site Statements, Warnings,
NASA Official: Jay Norris.
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