Cassini Spies Mysterious Object Named ‘Peggy’ at Edge of Saturn’s Rings

 

SAN FRpeggy1ANCISCO — NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has spotted an object located right at the edge of Saturn’s A ring that is confounding scientists. Its name? Peggy.

This strange something was spotted by accident on April 15 when Cassini’s cameras were aimed at a tiny moon named Prometheus that orbits just inside another of Saturn’s rings. A member of the mission’s imaging team, astronomer Carl Murray of Queen Mary University of London, noticed an odd kink at the A ring’s edge that jutted outward.

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