Friday, May 20, 2005

New Dione Image: F Ring Edges

CICLOPS has released this view of Dione, eclipsed, from this perspective, by Saturn's rings. Cassini was orbiting near the orbital plane of the rings, causing them to look edge on. The bright lines in this view are the F ring, which dominates the ring brightness when the rings are viewed edge-on. The dark space in between the two bright lines are the A and B ring.


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