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Fingerprints in Saturn's F ring

A planet's rings can be distorted by the gravitational pull of its satellites, and these complex interactions have been difficult to disentangle. Saturn's moon Prometheus, however, has now been caught returning to the scene of the crime.

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Figure 1: Saturn's F ring.



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Hamilton, D. Fingerprints in Saturn's F ring. Nature Phys 1, 87–88 (2005).

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