PIA06093: Two Waves in One Spectacular Image of Saturn's Rings

Two Waves in One Spectacular Image of Saturn’s Rings


This image shows a bending wave (right) and density wave in Saturn's A ring, interior to the Encke Gap. It was taken by the narrow angle camera on the Cassini spacecraft after successful entry into Saturn's orbit. The view shows the dark, or unlit, side of the rings.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Saturn Rings A Ring, Encke Gap, Saturn
System Saturn
Target Type Ring Gap, Planet
Mission Cassini-Huygens
Instrument Host Cassini Orbiter
Host Type Orbiter
Instrument Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS)
Detector Narrow Angle Camera
Extra Keywords Grayscale, Wave
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2004-07-01
Date in Caption
Image Credit NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA06093
Identifier PIA06093