On Sept. 17, 1789, the British astronomer William Herschel found Saturn’s “Death Star” moon, Mimas.
After all, “Star Wars” wasn’t a factor on the time, and nobody had ever heard of one thing known as a “Dying Star.” However there is not any denying that this moon seems similar to it.
Anyway, Herschel was a man who appreciated to construct telescopes and uncover issues, just like the planet Uranus, tiny moons round Jupiter and Saturn, and different stuff on the market in house. Shortly after he invented an enormous new form of reflecting telescope known as the Herschelian telescope, he noticed Mimas orbiting Saturn.
Mimas is super tiny with a diameter of lower than 250 miles. It’s the smallest identified spherical physique in house that’s held collectively by self-gravitation.
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