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Mimas

[mahy-mas, mee-] /ˈmaɪ mæs, ˈmi-/
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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Mimas

/ˈmaɪməs; -mæs/
noun
1.
a satellite of the planet Saturn
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smallest and innermost of the major regular moons of Saturn. It was discovered in 1789 by the English astronomer William Herschel and named for one of the Giants (Gigantes) of Greek mythology.

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