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Colliding moonlets

Images capture the impacts that shape Saturn’s F ring

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12:58pm, June 4, 2008

What astronomers consider Saturn’s strangest ring now turns out to be one of the most transparent, at least in terms of the physics that shapes it. The first images of moonlet collisions within the rocky ring, called Ring F, have provided direct evidence for what makes this disk system so different from all the others.

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