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Subtle Kinks
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Subtle Kinks

January 27, 2008

The bright, perturbed core of Saturn's F ring displays several kink-like features. The core is flanked by dimmer, smoother ringlets.

This view looks toward the unilluminated side of the rings from about 12 degrees above the ringplane.

The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Dec. 2, 2007. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 575,000 kilometers (357,000 miles) from Saturn and at a Sun-ring-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 92 degrees. Image scale is 3 kilometers (2 miles) per pixel.



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