SPACE PICTURES THIS WEEK: Rings Gored, Blue "Eye," More

SPACE PICTURES THIS WEEK: Rings Gored, Blue
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February 26, 2009--Saturn's delicate F ring is rippled by the planet's moon Prometheus periodically "goring" the strands of the ring.

Both Prometheus and the smaller moon Pandora tend to have run-ins with the F ring. (View a video of a collision between Prometheus and the ring.)

Acquired from 620,000 miles (one million kilometers) away by the Cassini spacecraft's visible light camera, the picture also shows a star shining through the ring.

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—Image courtesy NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
 
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