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Cassini sees new objects blazing trails in Saturn ring

24 Apr 2012, 14:06 UTC
Cassini sees new objects blazing trails in Saturn ring

Strange objects that are half a mile long and leave glittering trails behind them have been discovered punching through part of Saturn's F ring, one of the more recently discovered rings around Saturn. The objects, termed 'mini-jets', were found by scientists from Queen Mary University of London as they were working with images from NASA's Cassini Spacecraft. They fill a missing hole in our understanding of the curious behaviour of the F ring. The results are being presented at the European Geosciences Union meeting in Vienna (24 April 2012).

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