Two Waves in One Spectacular Image of Saturn's Rings

Photojournal: PIA06093

December 17, 2004











Two Waves in One Spectacular Image of Saturn's Rings

July 1, 2004



Full-Res: PIA06093






This image shows a bending wave (right) and density wave in Saturn's A ring, interior to the Encke Gap. It was taken by the narrow angle camera on the Cassini spacecraft after successful entry into Saturn's orbit. The view shows the dark, or unlit, side of the rings.


For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission, visit http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov and the Cassini imaging team home page, http://ciclops.org .


Image Credit:

NASA/JPL


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