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Spotlight on Mimas
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- Title Spotlight on Mimas
- Released 31/01/2004 6:49 pm
- Copyright NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Mimas is caught in the spotlight beneath Saturn's rings in this amazing view from Cassini. Notable is the brightened outermost edge of the A ring beyond the narrow Keeler gap and the periodic brightening of the thin, knotted F ring. Mimas is 398 kilometres across.
The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini narrow-angle camera on 18 December 2004, at a distance of 2 million kilometres from Mimas. The image scale is about 12 kilometres per pixel. The image has been magnified by a factor of two and contrast enhanced to aid visibility.