Dear Cassini team, first of all, sorry for my bad English. I have 4 questions about Saturn's ring:
1. How old is Saturn's ring? we know that it is formed probably 4 billion years ago, the same time as Saturn's formation, but the ring as we know now (the flat one), when does it formed?
2. Is Saturn's ring relatively stable (shepherd moons help stabilizing it?) or still actively changing and unpredictable?
3. Is it correct to say that Saturn's ring is the nebula for the formation of the Saturnian moons (Mimas, Enceladus)? Couple of months ago, a lump of thick material was observed in the edge of the ring. Where is that lump now? Is it still exist?
4. Among scientists and astronomers, which theory is the most favored about the ring formation? Is it from Saturn's nebula or from a destroyed Moon.
looks like a giant speedboat just drive through the ring, leaving a giant splash! it's amazing how a small and rather slow moving moonlet/moon/whatever are able to make such disturbances
i have a question though, how far should we look to be able to see the individual boulders in the B ring? I guess the material that are splashed from the ring are tiny though, largest are probably 5-10 meter only?
I think it's a coincident that it looks spherical. I don't think a small moon can be the that spherical, and considering Pallene is a shepherd moon, it probably has either a flying saucer-like shape, or an elongated egg-like shape... but i dunno
I wanted to know why does Titan orangish hue is not perfectly spherical around the edge of where Tethys is behind it (in the first image)
I don't think it's from the surface of Titan, probably there is some thickness differences around that area on the north, it seems that the bluish atmosphere is thicker than the orangish atmosphere on that side???? no??
Wow, amazing. imagine being close to the ring, watching it as a relatively flat surface, and as Daphnis pass, this mountain-like formation began to form ... NASA should make a visualization of this, would be extremely extremely extremely awesome.