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The 'Keeler Gap' in Saturn's rings
- Title The 'Keeler Gap' in Saturn's rings
- 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 35-kilometre wide Keeler Gap in the outer part of Saturn's A Ring. Unlike the larger Encke Gap, which is formed by the moon Pan, no moon is presently known to orbit within the Keeler Gap. The pixel scale of this image is about 250 metres/pixel.