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Mimas

Mimas was first discovered by W. Herschel in 1789. Mimas is the 6th closest moon to Saturn.

Mimas is one of the icy moons, similar to the Galilean satellites.

Mimas is about as long as the distance from Los Angeles to San Fransisco. The main characteristic of Mimas is the fact that it looks like the "Death Star" from "Star Wars".

Last modified January 19, 2001 by Jennifer Bergman.

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