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Saturn's B-ring close-up

This image shows the incredible detail at which the international Cassini spacecraft is observing Saturn's rings of icy debris as part of its dedicated close 'ring grazing' orbits.
This image focuses on a region in Saturn's B ring, which is seen in twice as much detail as ever before, revealing a wealth of rich structure.

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Scrambling Saturn's B-ring

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Clumpy particles in Saturn's B-ring provide stark contrast to the delicately ordered ringlets seen in the rest of this view presented by the Cassini spacecraft.
Saturn's B-ring is the largest and brightest of the gas giant's rings, the outer portion of which is seen in the left side of this image.
The ring's outside edge is influenced by meddling moon Mimas, which orbits the planet once for every two circuits the icy ring particles complete.

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