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Rippling rings, part of Encke Gap
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- Title Rippling rings, part of Encke Gap
- Released 01/07/2004 3:27 pm
- Copyright NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
This is a narrow-angle camera image of Saturn's rings taken after the successful completion of the orbit insertion burn. At this time Cassini-Huygens viewed the rings from the north side. The Sun illuminates the rings from the south side. The image shows the outer part of the 325-kilometre wide Encke Gap in Saturn's A Ring, which is formed by the moon Pan. The ring material just outside the Encke Gap is disturbed by Pan. The pixel scale of this image is about 270 metres per pixel.