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.


After Mimas, one of the Giants slain by Hercules.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek Μίμᾱς (Mimās), earlier Μίμανς (Mimans) (Wiktionary)


  • The March 2009 edition of Focus on Mimas is now available.

    Focus on Mimas - March 2009

  • Mimas is a national data centre, supported by JISC and ESRC, and based at The University of Manchester, England

    Focus on Mimas - December 2007

  • The December 2007 edition of Focus on Mimas is now available.

    Focus on Mimas - December 2007

  • 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.

    Cosmic Log

  • 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

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  • My latest splognerizer "Mimas" exclusively edited for Sister Phunk:

    Mimas podcast

  • Peter Scott's Library Blog: Focus on Mimas - March 2009 skip to main | skip to sidebar

    Focus on Mimas - March 2009

  • An impact on icy Mimas much larger than the one that created the 80-mile-wide Herschel would likely have destroyed the entire moon.

    Daily Wonders From NASA's Photo Album

  • The service is hosted and supported by Mimas, The University of Manchester

    MIMAS-ZETOC e-mail list

  • The Cassini spacecraft in orbit around Saturn has caught an interesting new view of the tiny moon Mimas.

    Archive 2010-04-01


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