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 /ˈkæmɪlɒt/
Oeta Chasma Oeta /ˈtə/
Ossa Chasma Ossa /ˈɒsə/
Pangea Chasma Pangea /pænˈə/
Pelion Chasma Pelion /ˈpliən/

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 /ˈɑːrθər/
Balin Sir Balin /ˈblɪn/
Ban King Ban /ˈbæn/
Bedivere Bedivere /ˈbɛdɪvɪər/
Bors Bors /ˈbɔːrz/
Dagonet Dagonet
Dynas Dinadan
Elaine Elaine /ɪˈln/
Gaheris Gaheris /ɡəˈhɛrɪs/
Galahad Galahad /ˈɡæləhæd/
Gareth Gareth /ˈɡærəθ/
Gawain Gawain /ɡəˈwn, ˈɡən/
Gwynevere Guinevere /ˈɡwɪnɪvɪər/
Herschel William Herschel /ˈhɜːrʃəl/
Igraine Igraine /ɪˈɡrn/
Iseult Iseult /ɪˈslt, ɪˈzlt/
Kay Sir Kay /ˈk/
Lamerok Lamerok
Launcelot Launcelot /ˈlɔːnsɪlɒt/
Lot Lot /ˈlɒt/
Lucas Sir Lucan /ˈlkəs, ˈljuːkəs/
Marhaus Morholt /ˈmɑːrhs/
Mark Mark of Cornwall /ˈmɑːrk/
Melyodas Meliodas
Merlin Merlin /ˈmɜːrlɪn/
Modred Mordred /ˈmdrɛd/
Morgan Morgan le Fay /ˈmɔːrɡən/
Nero Nero /ˈnɪər/
Palomides Palomides /pæləˈmdz/
Pellinore Pellinore /ˈpɛlɪnɔːr/
Percivale Percivale /ˈpɜːrsɪvəl/
Royns Rience /ˈrɔɪns/
Tristram Tristram /ˈtrɪstrəm/
Uther Uther Pendragon /ˈθər, 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 /tɪnˈtæəl/ formerly Tintagil Chasma

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