Moon of the day: Mimas

May 17, 2010

Mimas is arguably one of Saturn’s most successful moons. This icy behemoth has a large impact crater that gives it the appearance of the Death Star. Also, when the warmest regions of the moon are revealed through a temperature map, it takes on the likeness of another pop cultural icon: Pac-Man, with glowing dot included. Waka waka waka!

Mimas as Death Star

Mimas as Pac-Man

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One Response to “Moon of the day: Mimas”

  1. Travis said

    This is a pretty sexy, nerdy blog you have here, Robert. Wonderful.

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