The Ringsmith
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The Ringsmith

June 13, 2008

Prometheus tugs icy particles from the F ring into fanciful shapes like ropes of glowing neon. Although Prometheus (86 kilometers, or 53 miles across) is overexposed here, the moon's irregular outline is quite easy to see.

This view looks toward the sunlit side of the rings from about 7 degrees below the ringplane. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on April 22, 2008. The view was obtained at a distance of approximately 1 million kilometers (652,000 miles) from Saturn. Image scale is 6 kilometers (4 miles) per pixel.

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