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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

NASA Finds Saturn's Moons May Be Creating New Rings

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"The main rings show a neutral color, while the C ring is reddish, and the D and E rings are quite blue," added Nicholson. "We don't quite understand if these variations are due to differences in particle size or composition, but it's nice to be surprised every once in a while."

Images to support this release, including an infrared mosaic and visible light mosaic of Saturn can be found at:

http://www.nasa.gov/cassini

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena , Calif., manages the Cassini-Huygens mission for NASA.

Dwayne Brown/Erica Hupp Headquarters, Washington 202-358-1726/1237 Carolina Martinez Jet Propulsion Laboratory 818-354-9382

SOURCE NASA


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