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Mimas

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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌɪmas
 
, -məs/
Astronomy

Definition of Mimas in English:

A satellite of Saturn, the seventh closest to the planet, which has a crater a third of its whole diameter. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1789 (diameter 390 km).

Origin

named after a giant in Greek mythology.

Words that rhyme with Mimas

primus, thymus, timeous

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