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Cassini detects surge of oxygen, circle of ’dirt’

Posted: 7/3/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 447   Submitted By:clayroy   Category: Space   Source: www.sfgate.com
Observations of the planet by Cassini’s ultraviolet imaging instrument show startlingly recent activity: Within the past six months or so, some unknown object may have hit the rings at extremely high speeds and released vast quantities of oxygen from the ice particles.

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