The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
F Ring in Motion
Filed under pretty pictures, Cassini, amateur image processing, animation, Saturn's rings
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.
NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute/Bill Dunford
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Original image data dated on or about February 14, 2013
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