List of geological features on Mimas

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This is a list of named geological features on Mimas, a moon that orbits the planet Saturn. Mimantean features are named after people and places in Arthurian legend or the legends of the Titans. The sole exception to this is Herschel Crater, named after William Herschel, the astronomer who discovered Mimas in 1789. That name was chosen before the International Astronomical Union set a guideline for naming geological features on Mimas.

Chasms[edit]

Mimas' chasmata are named after locations in Arthurian legend and the legends of the Titans.

Chasma Named after Pronounced
Avalon Chasma Avalon /ˈævəlɒn/
Camelot Chasma Camelot /ˈkæmɨlɒt/
Oeta Chasma Oeta /ˈiːtə/
Ossa Chasma Ossa /ˈɒsə/
Pangea Chasma Pangea /pænˈdʒiːə/
Pelion Chasma Pelion /ˈpiːliən/

Craters[edit]

With the exception of Herschel, the craters of Mimas are named after characters in Arthurian legend.

Crater Named after Pronounced
Accolon Accolon /ˈækəlɒn/
Arthur King Arthur /ˈɑrθər/
Balin Sir Balin /ˈbeɪlɨn/
Ban King Ban /ˈbæn/
Bedivere Bedivere /ˈbɛdɨvɪər/
Bors Bors /ˈbɔrz/
Dagonet Dagonet //
Dynas Dinadan //
Elaine Elaine /ɨˈleɪn/
Gaheris Gaheris /ɡəˈhɛrɨs/
Galahad Galahad /ˈɡæləhæd/
Gareth Gareth /ˈɡærəθ/
Gawain Gawain /ɡəˈweɪn, ˈɡaʊ.ən/
Gwynevere Guinevere /ˈɡwɪnɨvɪər/
Herschel William Herschel /ˈhɜrʃəl/
Igraine Igraine /ɪˈɡreɪn/
Iseult Iseult /ɪˈsuːlt, ɪˈzuːlt/
Kay Sir Kay /ˈkeɪ/
Lamerok Lamerok //
Launcelot Launcelot /ˈlɔːnsɨlɒt/
Lot Lot /ˈlɒt/
Lucas Sir Lucan /ˈluːkəs, ˈljuːkəs/
Marhaus Morholt /ˈmɑrhaʊs/
Mark Mark of Cornwall /ˈmɑrk/
Melyodas Meliodas //
Merlin Merlin /ˈmɜrlɨn/
Modred Mordred /ˈmoʊdrɛd/
Morgan Morgan le Fay /ˈmɔrɡən/
Nero Nero /ˈnɪəroʊ/
Palomides Palomides /pæləˈmaɪdiːz/
Pellinore Pellinore /ˈpɛlɨnɔər/
Percivale Percivale /ˈpɜrsɨvəl/
Royns Rience /ˈrɔɪns/
Tristram Tristram /ˈtrɪstrəm/
Uther Uther Pendragon /ˈuːθər, ˈjuːθər/

Crater chains[edit]

Mimas's sole named catena is named after a location in Arthurian legend.

Catena Named after Pronounced Note
Tintagil Catena Tintagel /tɪnˈtædʒəl/ formerly Tintagil Chasma

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