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Mimas

[mahy-mas, mee-] /ˈmaɪ mæs, ˈmi-/
noun
1.
Astronomy. one of the moons of Saturn.
2.
Classical Mythology. one of the Gigantes, killed by Hercules.
3.
Roman Legend. a companion of Aeneas, killed by Mezentius.
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  • Mimas is in the plane of the rings, so they couldn't be obvious.

    Question of Comfort Les Collins
  • Mimas had no atmosphere—how could the meteor sound off or burn up?

    Question of Comfort Les Collins
  • They were the shadows of Mimas, Enceladus, and Tethys, the three inner satellites.

    A Honeymoon in Space

    George Griffith
  • Between Erythræ and Hypocremnus is Mimas,77 a lofty mountain, abounding with beasts of chase, and well wooded.

  • Our grand finale: landing on Mimas with Saturn rising spectacularly out of the east.

    Question of Comfort Les Collins
British Dictionary definitions for Mimas

Mimas

/ˈmaɪməs; -mæs/
noun
1.
a satellite of the planet Saturn
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