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Fine-scale waves in Saturn's rings

Fine-scale waves in Saturn's rings

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NASA / JPL-Caltech / SSI / Emily Lakdawalla

Fine-scale waves in Saturn's rings
Cassini took this photo on 4 June 2017, close to periapsis on its seventh "Grand Finale" orbit, when it passed between the planet and the rings. It has been cleaned of cosmic ray hits and detector noise.

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