What would the liquid water depth be if Mimas was added to Mars?

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  • 1 month ago

    Approximately five hundred metres assuming Mars is perfectly spherical.  In fact it would probably accumulate in Hellas and other basins

  • 1 month ago

    Since Mars has a surface area of about 56,000,000 square miles, and Mimas has a volume of about  8,000,000 cubic miles, then if Mimas was spread out evenly over the surface of Mars it would cover Mars to a depth of about 700 feet.

    How much of this coverage would be water is unknown, as we have no direct samples upon which to study the composition of Mimas. It's low density suggests very little rock, but does not disqualify a composition consisting of mainly light materials such as sulphur, Co2, methane or other frozen gases.

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