NASA Spacecraft Spots New "Moonlet" In Saturn's Rings

09/08/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft has discovered a new object in Saturn's rings.

By capitalizing on the angle of sunlight cast on the rings as the planet nears its August 11 equinox, Cassini captured the 25-mile long shadow cast on Saturn's B ring by a tiny moonlet that is probably around 1,300 feet in diameter.

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