Saturn's Ring 'Rain'
April 16, 2013
This artist's concept illustrates how charged water particles flow into the Saturnian atmosphere from the planet's rings, causing a reduction in atmospheric brightness. The observations were made with the W.M. Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, with NASA funding. The analysis was led by the University of Leicester, England. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/University of Leicester
Topics: Environment, Volcanism, Volcanology, Geology, Mauna Kea Observatories, NExScI, Keck, University of California, Santa Cruz, California Institute of Technology, W. M. Keck Observatory, Mauna Kea, Observatory, University of California, Technology Internet