Why Saturn’s Moon, Mimas is So Awesome

Mimas is Saturn’s seventh moon and one of the most mysterious objects in the Solar System. One would think that Mimas inspired the Death Star from the 1977 film Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, but the movie was made three years before the crater’s discovery by Pioneer 11 in 1979. Voyager 1, Voyager 2, the Cassini probe in 2010 have visited Mimas since its discovery. Star Trek: The Next Generation featured the moon in an episode when Wesley Crusher once beamed to Mimas in an emergency after some suspect piloting Wes and pals, but that’s another issue. Let’s talk about Mimas, shall we? Mimas received its name from one of the Greek “Giants” in mythology. But don’t confuse the Giants with the Titans. Both groups have the same mother and father Gaia and Uranus. Although they had the same parents, how the Giants came into this world is just…

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