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This global map of Saturn's moon Mimas was created using images taken during Cassini spacecraft flybys, with Voyager images filling in the gaps in Cassini's coverage.
The moon's large, distinguishing crater, Herschel, is seen on the map at left.
The map is an equidistant (simple cylindrical) projection and has a scale of 216 meters (710 feet) per pixel at the equator. The mean radius of Mimas used for projection of this map is 198.2 kilometers (123.2 miles). The resolution of the map is 16 pixels per degree. This mosaic map is an update to the version released in June 2008 (see PIA11118 ).
The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. JPL manages the mission for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging team is based at the Space Science Institute, Boulder, Colo.
|Instrument Host||Cassini Orbiter|
|Host Type||Orbiter||Flyby Spacecraft|
|Instrument||Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS)|
|Extra Keywords||Color, Crater, Map|
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|Image Credit||NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute|