Mimas

[mahy-mas, mee-]
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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Contemporary Examples of mimas

  • Maybe Mimas is solid, but its core is irregular, like the shape of many asteroids.

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    Saturn’s Death Star Look-Alike

    Matthew R. Francis

    October 19, 2014

  • Mimas always presents the same face to Saturn, just as the Moon does to Earth.

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    Saturn’s Death Star Look-Alike

    Matthew R. Francis

    October 19, 2014

  • The authors of the new study used data from the Cassini probe orbiting Saturn to measure the libration of Mimas.

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    Saturn’s Death Star Look-Alike

    Matthew R. Francis

    October 19, 2014

  • However, both the Moon and Mimas experience libration wobbling slightly and bringing part of the “far side” into view.

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    Saturn’s Death Star Look-Alike

    Matthew R. Francis

    October 19, 2014

  • The final guess is also eminently reasonable: Mimas might have a partly liquid interior.

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    Saturn’s Death Star Look-Alike

    Matthew R. Francis

    October 19, 2014

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British Dictionary definitions for mimas

Mimas

noun
  1. a satellite of the planet Saturn
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