Crossing the Ring Plane

Crossing the Ring Plane

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Caption:

Image FDS 44006.49 shows the F Ring ansa just before Voyager 2 passed through the ring plane on August 26, 1981. The F Ring seems to be made up of a number of separate strands. In addition, the whole region inside the F Ring is not black, indicating that it is filled with fine dust.