The Mini-Jets Of The Saturnian F-Ring

April 24th, 2012 | researchmaterial

 

At this link here, an article and short video by NASA illustrating and explaining these bright blazing anomalies in Saturn’s outermost ring.  It looks like it’s growing spines or barbs in places.

"I think the F ring is Saturn’s weirdest ring, and these latest Cassini results go to show how the F ring is even more dynamic than we ever thought," said Carl Murray, a Cassini imaging team member based at Queen Mary University of London, England. "These findings show us that the F ring region is like a bustling zoo of objects from a half mile [kilometer] in size to moons like Prometheus a hundred miles [kilometers] in size, creating a spectacular show."


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