Saturday, September 16, 2006
Herschel left an impresion on Mimas.
Spare a thought for Mimas, Suturns moon.
The outer Giants are responsible for life on Earth. Life would never have started, or certainly got as complex, if the outer giants werent hoovering up meteors that otherwise would have slammed into Earth.
We've already seen Shoemaker-Levy 9 hit Jupiter. This is what happened to Mimas.
Scientists think that if this impact had been any bigger Mimas wouldnt have survived. It would have been blown to bits.
Instead we have one of the best impact craters in the Solar System.
It is 130km across and they call it Herschel.
Big, huh. lol