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This Cassini view shows a group of more than a dozen spokes in Saturnís outer B ring. The B ring displays the azimuthal asymmetry, or variation with longitude around the planet, that is characteristic of the spoke-forming region.
The large spoke feature above center--most likely a grouping of multiple spokes--is about 5,000 kilometers (3,100 miles) long and 2,000 kilometers (1,200 miles) wide.
Left of center, two dark gaps mark the Cassini Division (4,800 kilometers, or 2,980 miles wide).
This view looks toward the unilluminated side of the rings from about 9 degrees above the ringplane.
The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on April 28, 2007 at a distance of approximately 1.6 million kilometers (1 million miles) from Saturn. Image scale is 9 kilometers (6 miles) per pixel.
The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the Cassini-Huygens mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The imaging team consists of scientists from the US, England, France, and Germany. The imaging operations center and team lead (Dr. C. Porco) are based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo.