The brightening of Saturn's F ring

  title={The brightening of Saturn's F ring},
  author={Robert S. French and Mark R. Showalter and Rafael Sfair and Carlos A. Arguelles and Myriam Pajuelo and Patricio Becerra and Matthew M. Hedman and Philip D. Nicholson},
Changes in a Dusty Ringlet in the Cassini Division after 2010
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Saturn's Rings: Measuring Particle Size Distributions Using Cassini UVIS Occultation Data
Since its arrival to Saturn in 2004, the Cassini spacecraft has utilized its suite of sophisticated instruments to further our understanding of the Saturnian ring system. We analyze occultation data
Bright clumps in the D68 ringlet near the end of the Cassini Mission
Observations of Ejecta Clouds Produced by Impacts onto Saturn’s Rings
Observations of dusty clouds in Saturn's rings are reported, which are interpreted as resulting from impacts onto the rings that occurred between 1 and 50 hours before the clouds were observed, and the largest of these clouds was observed twice; its brightness and cant angle evolved in a manner consistent with this hypothesis.
RWG Executive Summary : Cassini has
  • Physics
  • 2018
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Saturn's F Ring As Seen By Cassini UVIS
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A New Look at the Saturn System: The Voyager 2 Images
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Moonlets wandering on a leash-ring
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