Ringlets

Ringlets

. When viewed with high resolution, approximately 100 concentric features are seen within Saturnís rings, including some in the Cassini Division. The ring system would probably separate into countless ringlets if we could detect fine enough detail. A small satellite, discovered by Voyager 1, is seen (upper left) just outside the narrow F ring. The Voyager 1 spacecraft took this mosaic of Saturnís rings on 6 November 1980. (Image courtesy of NASA and JPL.)

Copyright 2010, Professor Kenneth R. Lang, Tufts University