Making Waves

 

Daphnis Traveling the Keeler Gap
Daphnis Traveling the Keeler Gap

Little Daphnis sends waves curling in its wake as it courses along the Keeler Gap in Saturn’s A-ring in this photo from Cassini’s narrow-angle camera.

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The image was taken on January 31, 2009, approximately 532,000 miles from Daphnis and the rings.

Daphnis is about 5 miles in diameter. The Keeler Gap is 26 miles wide.

Image credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute