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Crashing comets make rings ripple

Wobbles in the rings of Saturn and Jupiter preserve a record of past impacts. Imagine walking along a well-trod path past a lake and seeing ripples in…

Is Titan causing a gap in Saturn’s rings ?

Data from the Cassini spacecraft has shown that Titan’s gravity lifts up part of the ring in a ‘tidal wave’. The rings of Saturn contain many gaps how…