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Fraser
2006-Oct-26, 12:00 AM
This Cassini image shows the dark gaps in Saturn's A ring, which are caused by a collection of moons. Even though these moons max out at a few dozen kilometres across, they have enough gravity to pull particles out of the ring orbit as they pass by. Cassini took this photograph on September 11, 2006 from a distance of 1.1 million kilometers (700,000 miles) from Saturn.

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2006/10/25/gaps-in-saturns-rings/)