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F Ring in Motion

F Ring in Motion

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NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute/Bill Dunford

F Ring in Motion
Saturn's F Ring: billions of icy particles strung into ropy filaments by the gravity of small shepherd moons, and set aglow by sunlight. This sequence of images was captured by Cassini on February 14, 2013. I've removed some of the visual noise caused by cosmic rays hitting the imaging sensor.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Bill Dunford

Original image data dated on or about February 14, 2013

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