Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

NASA spacecraft captures 'Death Star' moon


"That's not a spacestation, it's a moon." As Obi-Wan Kenobi didn't even come close to saying.

Perhaps he would have done had he been on board NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which photographed what looks like the Death Star, but is in fact Saturn moons Mimas and Pandora passing each other.

Mimas sports an 86 mile wide circular crater called Herschel which resembles the moon-shaped Star Wars weapon.

Taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on 14 May 2013, the picture also illustrates how Pandora's small size means that it lacks sufficient gravity to pull itself into a round shape like its larger sibling, Mimas.

Researchers believe that the elongated shape of Pandora (50 miles, or 81 kilometres across) may hold clues to how it and other moons near Saturn's rings formed. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 690,000 miles (1.1 million kilometers) from Mimas.

Images: Rex


Buzz lightyear.jpg

NASA's Buzz Lightyear Suit


NASA Hubble finds a blue planet


NASA's Mars Orbiter pictures Curiosity Rover on Mars



This American listed everything we Brits do better than our US cousins

Including cheese, sarcasm and knowing which bit of your body to hit a ball with

by Tom Fordy
24 Oct 2016

The world's top male escort answered a bunch of insightful questions

Everything you've ever wanted to ask, answered in explicit detail. NSFW

24 Oct 2016

Obama just danced to Hotline Bling with Usher

Still officially the coolest President of all time

24 Oct 2016

Watch this huntsman spider kill a mouse and never sleep again

Of course it happened in Australia

by David Cornish
24 Oct 2016

The new bike lock that will literally makes thieves sick

The SkunkLock sprays a vomit-inducing chemical when cut

by Tom Fordy
21 Oct 2016

Watch Donald Trump meet Saint & Greavsie to do the Rumbelows Cup draw

Did this really happen?

21 Oct 2016

Baby Jesus statue in Canada criticised after 'shocking' restoration

A holy cock up

by Tom Fordy
21 Oct 2016

This man tried to shoplift a venetian blind stuffed down his trousers

Fair play

20 Oct 2016

Great men tells us about the greatest beer they ever had

Irvine Welsh, Idris Elba, Frank Turner, Ken Loach & more

20 Oct 2016

This letter from George Bush to Bill Clinton shows Trump what class is

From one President to another

by Dave Fawbert
20 Oct 2016