High energy electron holes reveal unseen rings

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 13:50 in Astronomy & Space

Gaps in the soup of high-energy particles near the orbits of two of Saturn’s tiny moons indicate that Saturn may be surrounded by undiscovered, near-invisible partial rings. A paper in the February issue of the journal Icarus suggests that the larger saturnian moons may not be the only ones contributing material to Saturn's ring system.

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