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Mimas Pushes Through Saturn’s Rings Like a Snowplow

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    Mimas Pushes Through Saturn’s Rings Like a Snowplow
    by Evan Gough

    Saturn’s moon Mimas is the smallest of the gas giant’s major moons. (Saturn has 62 moons, but some of them are tiny moonlets less than 1 km in diameter.) Two new studies show how Mimas acted as a kind of snow-plow, widening the Cassini division between Saturn’s rings. Saturn’s iconic rings set it apart from …

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