I often wonder if the alternating heating and cooling of the ring particles as they transition the sunlight and shade causes a type of "rogue wave" effect in the rings. Or, if Saturns magnetic field is slightly "off axis", I'm thinking along the line of like Earth having "north" and "magnetic north", and also I wish I knew if the magnetic field ever "flips". Could any of these be possible contributing factors to the formation of spokes? I sure do wish I knew!!!
MPEG is the right choice for quality and resolution. Let's all be thankful this project was even done, and is still available now. The video was obviously done by volunteers on "their own time", and is completely wonderful despite having to be disassociated with the Beatles for legal reasons. ..........don't like the Beatles???, ...want mongs??? ...there's always Justin Timberlake or Jessica Simpson.
Thanks a bunch for the info Chris, it's good to learn even the small stuff! That was a good question Sfair, Thank You too, ......... Ed
sfair - The identifier that accompanies the daily image appears to be a designator followed by a sequence number, possibly to denote that the image is meant for release to the general public, and not intended for scientific study. Cheers, ....Ed
Watch this fun little movie when you need a "pick me up" after a tough day at work in Sector 3, and your woes will be blasted to bits! I have yet to see someone watch this movie and not smile. A real favorite, and we get to keep the soundtrack!!!