from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The satellite of Saturn that is sixth in distance from the planet.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A son of Gaia; one of the Gigantes.
- proper n. The innermost of Saturn's classical satellites, marked by a giant impact crater (Herschel) on its surface.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The innermost and smallest of the satellites of Saturn, revolving about its primary in 22 hours 37 minutes.
- n. [lowercase] In zoology, a golden-green South American beetle, Scarabæus mimas.
The March 2009 edition of Focus on Mimas is now available.
Mimas is a national data centre, supported by JISC and ESRC, and based at The University of Manchester, England
The December 2007 edition of Focus on Mimas is now available.
Click on the picture for a larger version. closest look yet at Saturn's moon Mimas, which is nicknamed the "Death Star" because of its curious crater.
Death Star: Mimas, which is only 250 miles across, has a distinctive scar - the Herschel Crater - which has led to comparisons with the Star Wars space station
My latest splognerizer "Mimas" exclusively edited for Sister Phunk:
Peter Scott's Library Blog: Focus on Mimas - March 2009 skip to main | skip to sidebar
An impact on icy Mimas much larger than the one that created the 80-mile-wide Herschel would likely have destroyed the entire moon.
The service is hosted and supported by Mimas, The University of Manchester
The Cassini spacecraft in orbit around Saturn has caught an interesting new view of the tiny moon Mimas.