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Saturn's bared mini-moons

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Propeller-shaped structures seem to reveal the presence of moonlets, about 100 metres in diameter, embedded in Saturn's rings. This discovery adds to our picture of how the rings formed and are evolving.

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  1. Frank Spahn and Jürgen Schmidt are in the Arbeitsgruppe Nichtlineare Dynamik, Universität Potsdam, Postfach 601553, 14469 Potsdam, Germany. frank@agnld.uni-potsdam.de

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