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Saturn's Ring 'Rain'



Category: Saturn

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.

Saturn's Ring 'Rain'
April 10, 2013
Full-Res: PIA16842

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




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