Mimas: Saturn Moon

This is Mimas and it’s one of Saturn’s moons.

Mimas

Whatever hit this moon almost destroys it. It’s big crater is called Herschel, after his discoverer Sir William Herschel in 1789.

It has a 130 kilometer diameter and is mainly made up of rocks and ice water.

Death Star

This moon reminds me to the Star Wars’ Death Star, there’s no doubt of its resemblace.

Do you think George Lucas might have been inspired by this satellite to create the space station from Eposode VI?

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