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Commotion at Ring's Edge May Be Effect of Small Icy Object

The disturbance visible at the outer edge of Saturn's A ring in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft results from gravitational effects on ring particles by an object that may be replaying the birth process of icy moons. (Press release can be found here.)

Apr 14, 2014: Commotion at Ring's Edge May Be Effect of Small Icy Object - The disturbance visible at the outer edge of Saturn's A ring in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft results from gravitational effects on ring particles by an object that may be replaying the birth process of icy moons. (Press release can be found here.)

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