30 March 2010
Holy Cow! Is Mimas a Pac-Man Death Star??
Posted by Dan Satterfield
The image on the right is a temperature map of Saturn’s moon MIMAS. The big crater in it is called the Herschel Crater. The image below explains more:
So what is causing this??
THEY DON’T KNOW…
I believe heat signature is being cause from friction of gravity from the pull of Saturn and the added light reflex causing additional friction from Saturn rings. It is like a tire rolling across the the highway; the more friction it has the greater the heat becomes. It is similar to placing a pot of beans in a open flames. The flames shoot up the sides of the pot.