Mysterious Objects Punching Holes In Weird Saturn Ring (Video @ link)

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The discovery comes from detailed photos taken of the Saturn system by NASA’s Cassini orbiter. In these images, researchers spotted strange
objects about a half-mile (kilometer) wide tearing through Saturn’s F ring, the thin outermost discrete ring around the planet.

As they pass through the ring, these interlopers drag glittering ice particles out with them, creating visible trails of debris scientists are calling
“mini jets.”

“I think the F ring is Saturn’s weirdest ring, and these latest Cassini results go to show how the F ring is even more dynamic than we ever thought,”
Carl Murray, a Cassini imaging team member based at London’s Queen Mary University, said in a statement. “These findings show us that the F ring
region is like a bustling zoo of objects from a half mile in size to moons like Prometheus a hundred miles in size, creating a spectacular

Not really a lot to say, other than the video is great and you can see these wonderful wavy tracers as these objects moved through Saturn’s F ring.
Very cool. The “side” shots are spectacular. =]


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