View Full Version : Prometheus Disrupting Saturn's Rings

2005-Sep-07, 01:50 PM
SUMMARY: Cassini took this amazing photograph of Prometheus, one of Saturn's small shepherd moons as it's tugging material away from the planet's F ring. The F ring resolves into 5 separate strands, and you can see how tiny Prometheus has a stream of material flowing towards it. Prometheus is only 102 km (63 miles) across, and scientists still aren't sure exactly why it creates the different knots and breaks in the F ring.

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Wayne Smith
2005-Sep-07, 01:53 PM
Darn. I thought this might be about the other Prometheus. The one involving nuclear space power and propulsion. Thought it a little odd. What with JIMO dead and buried.