The determination of the structure of Saturn’s F ring by nearby moonlets

  title={The determination of the structure of Saturn’s F ring by nearby moonlets},
  author={Carl D. Murray and Kevin Beurle and Nicholas J. Cooper and Michael W. Evans and Gareth Williams and S{\'e}bastien Charnoz},
Saturn’s narrow F ring exhibits several unusual features that vary on timescales of hours to years. These include transient clumps, a central core surrounded by a multistranded structure and a regular series of longitudinal channels associated with Prometheus, one of the ring’s two ‘shepherding’ satellites. Several smaller moonlets and clumps have been detected in the ring’s immediate vicinity, and a population of embedded objects has been inferred. Here we report direct evidence of moonlets… Expand
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