CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS

Propellers of Saturn

The third and final propeller to be targeted for a close flyby observation during Cassini’s ring-grazing orbits is featured today alongside the sharpest image ever taken of the belts of propellers in Saturn's A ring.

May 10, 2017: Bleriot Propeller Close-up - This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Cassini's best image of the propeller feature known informally as Bleriot. The propeller is named after Louis Bleriot, the French engineer and aviator who in 1909 was the first person to fly across the English Channel.
May 10, 2017: Propeller Belts of Saturn - This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is the sharpest ever taken of belts of the features called propellers in the middle part of Saturn's A ring.

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