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Mimas, Moon of Saturn

Mimas is a Moon that orbits round the planet Saturn. Its orbit circumference, the total distance it travels round its planetary parent is 1,165,663.95 km. The furthest it gets from its orbital parent (apoasis) is 189,176 km. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 37,505,676,206,690,400,000 kg. Its density has been calculated at being 1.15 g/cm3. Its volume is 32,613,662 km3.

Mimas was discovered on 17 September 1789 by William Herschel.

The orbital period, i.e. the period it takes to complete an orbit round Saturn is 0.942 days. The figure is also known as the sidereel period. The figure comes from N.A.S.A..

The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 185,539 km, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The equatorial circumference of Mimas is 1,245.3 km. The mean radius, that is the average radius of Mimas is 198.2km (+/- 0.25). The surface area of Mimas is 493,647.75 km2. The surface gravity of the said item is 0.064 m/s2. The average orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 51,559.8 km/h.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Mimas orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 1.574 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.0196, it is the degree at which Mimas orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Mimas is referred to as the Death Star moon because the crater looks like the giant weapon that Grand Moff Tarkin used to destroy the planet of Alderaan. The cause of the weapon look would have been caused by a meteorite smashing into it.

Image of the Saturn moon of Mimas


Image of the Saturn moon of Mimas

Mimas Facts


TypeMoon
Orbital Circumference1,165,663.95 km
Furthest from parent (Apoasis)189,176 km
Mass37,505,676,206,690,400,000 kg
Density1.15 g/cm3
Volume32,613,662 km3
Date of Discovery17 September 1789
DiscovererWilliam Herschel
Orbital Period0.942
Semi-Major Axis185,539 km
Equatorial Circumference1,245.3 km
Mean Radius198.2km (+/- 0.25)
Surface Area493,647.75 km2
Surface Gravity0.064 m/s2
Average Orbit Velocity51,559.8 km/h
Orbital Inclination1.574
Orbital Eccentricity0.0196


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