Spokes in the B Ring

Spokes in the B Ring

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Caption:

Voyager 2 image FDS 43643.34 shows a distinct pattern of “spokes” in the B Ring, which is the broad, bright, middle ring of Saturn’s three main rings. The spokes are made of dust that has been raised off of the ring particles, but the reason the spokes appear is unknown.