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PIA 10491

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  Cassini captures signs of activity on both sides of the Roche Division -- the region between Saturn's A and F rings.

At right, the small moon Daphnis (8 kilometers, 5 miles across) makes waves in the edges of the narrow Keeler Gap. At left are several minor kinks in the narrow core of the F ring.

This view looks toward the unilluminated side of the rings from about 18 degrees above the ringplane.

The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Aug. 31, 2008. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 1.2 million kilometers (735,000 miles) from Saturn. Image scale is 7 kilometers (4 miles) per pixel.

The Cassini Equinox Mission is a joint United States and European endeavor. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Cassini orbiter was designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging team consists of scientists from the US, England, France, and Germany. The imaging operations center and team lead (Dr. C. Porco) are based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo.

For more information about the Cassini Equinox Mission visit http://ciclops.org, http://www.nasa.gov/cassini and http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov.

Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Released: October 15, 2008 (PIA 10491)
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