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Like a planet under construction inside a disk of protoplanetary material, tiny moons embedded in Saturn's rings (named A through G, in order of their discovery) interact with the particles around them.
NASA's Cassini mission around Saturn's rings may have ended back in 2017, but the data from the space exploration keeps coming in and remains relevant for the U.S.
Mr Schmitz also posted several composite images of the event on hisInstagrampage, where you can even see Saturn's rings in stunning detail.
Nestled between Saturn's rings are a collection of mini-moons that NASA's Cassini spacecraft skimmed past in 2017.
While Saturn's rings may disappear in less than 100 million years because gravity is pulling them into the planet, apparently they haven't always surrounded the planet, either.
'We estimate that this 'ring rain' drains an amount of water products that could fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool from Saturn's rings in half an hour,' said James O'Donoghue of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in a statement.
Caption: Saturn's rings were tilted 26.5[degrees] from our line of sight when Damian Peach captured this image with the 106-cm f/17 Cassegrain at Pic du Midi Observatory on June 11, 2017.
Since Saturn's rings are made of chunks of rock and ice, they could be damaging to a passing spacecraft.
Saturn's rings are made up of countless icy particles and boulders up to a metre across in size.
A team of researchers from Kobe University has presented a new model for the origin of Saturn's rings based on results of computer simulations.
WASHINGTON (CyHAN)- The water-world Enceladus appears here to sit atop Saturn's rings like a drop of dew upon a leaf.