Monday, May 24, 2010

Giant Crater


Some might say... "funny, I don't remember a crater that big on the moon?" Such a thought would be correct. The shot below, as taken by the spacecraft Cassini, is actually of a crater on Mimas, one of Saturn's smaller moons. It is one of most significant impact craters in all of solar system. An asteroid impact of much larger size likely would have destroyed the moon completely.