A new photo of Mimas from Cassini

The satellite of Saturn Mimas was recently photographed by the cameras of an automatic interplanetary station.

The Cassini spacecraft, launched by the American Space Agency NASA, took a photograph of Mimas, one of Saturn’s satellites, on November 19, 2016, from a distance of approximately 85,000 kilometers.

The huge depression in the surface of the satellite, which we see on the right, is the famous crater of Herschel, whose diameter is 130 kilometers. This giant crater covers almost one-third of the entire moon, whose diameter is 396 kilometers. This crater was named after the British astronomer William Herschel, who discovered Mimas in 1789.

“Such a crater could only be formed with a very powerful collision, during which the whole Mimas could collapse. We can say that the satellite was very lucky, “NASA officials said.