One of Saturn’s most photogenic moons gets its closeup in a new photo taken by the Cassini spacecraft.
The image, released by NASA this week, was taken by the spacecraft on Oct. 23, when it was about 114,000 miles away from Saturn’s moon Mimas.
The small moon, which is known as Saturn’s “Death Star” moon because of its distinctive crater (not visible in the above image), can be seen floating above the planet’s rings.
Although Mimas looks like it’s just inches above the ring plane in this photo, it’s actually 28,000 miles from the rings, NASA said. Read more…