ESA Science & Technology04-Jul-2005 06:43:50
 

The Rings

Last Update:  27 Jul 2004

Saturn's system of rings is highly structured with many interesting features. Alongside the gaps between the rings there are also moons that act like shepherds keeping the rings in shape and the gaps clear of material.

Feature Radius (km)
Saturn equator

60 268

D inner edge

66 900

D outer edge

74 510

C inner edge

74 568

Titan ringlet

77 871

Maxwell gap

87 491

C outer edge

92 000

B inner edge

92 000

B outer edge

117 580

Cassini division
A inner edge

122 170

Encke gap

133 589

Keeler gap

136 530

A outer edge

136 775

F ring centre

140 180

G inner edge

170 000

G outer edge

175 000

E inner edge

181 000

E outer edge

483 000



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