Mimas spacepedia

Planet of Origin



William Herschel

Date of Discovery

September 17, 1789

Surface Color


Alternate Names

Saturn I

Mimas, also known as Saturn VI, is a natural satellite of the outer planet, Saturn. The moon was discovered on September 17, 1789 by the British astronomer William Herschel.

Surface FeaturesEdit

The surface of Mimas was examined several times by orbiters. The moon has an extremely rocky surface, showered with craters. It has a giant crater known as Herschel, which gives it the appearance of the Death Star from Star Wars.

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