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Saturn's Rings
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has found a whole new type of ring in Saturn’s menagerie: the lumpy, incomplete ring arc (see photo below).
Courtesy Cassini's Radio Science Subsystem Team / JPL / ESA / NASA.

Dear SkyandTelescope.com visitor —

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Clear Skies,

Dave Tytell
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