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14 March 2016

Death Star-tling snap of moon

THIS astonishing photo had stargazers thinking they had seen Darth Vader’s Death Star.

The amazing picture — which was beamed back to Earth from outer space — bares a striking resemblance to Vader’s fearsome planet-shaped headquarters in the Star Wars trilogy.

But in fact the black and white image is a spectacular snap of one of Saturn's moons, Mimas.

The international Cassini space probe took the photo — detailing the massive88-MILE wide crater on the moon’s surface.

The incredible Herschel Crater spans about one-third of the entire moon's width.

Jia-Rui Cook, from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, US, said the images revealed the crater's walls are three miles high and parts of the floor are six miles deep.

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