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PostSubject: Saturn's rings   Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:37 am

The IAU has approved nine new names for Saturn's ring system gaps.

Saturn Ring Name, Distance from planet's center (km), Width (km):

Rings and gaps.
D 67,000 - 74,490 7,500
C 74,490 - 91,980 17,500
Colombo Gap 77,800 100
Maxwell Gap 87,500 270
Bond Gap 88,690-88,720 30
Dawes Gap 90,200-90,220 20
B 91,980 - 117,500 25,500
Cassini Division 117,500 - 122,050 4,700
Huygens Gap 117,680 285-440
Herschel Gap 118,183-118,285 102
Russell Gap 118,597-118,630 33
Jeffreys Gap 118,931-118,969 38
Kuiper Gap 119,403-119,406 3
Laplace Gap 119,848-120,086 238
Bessel Gap 120,236-120,246 10
Barnard Gap 120,305-120,318 13
A 122,050 - 136,770 14,600
Encke Gap 133,570 325
Keeler Gap 136,530 35
Roche Division 136,770-139,380 2600
F 140,224 30-500
G 166,000 - 174,000 8,000
E 180,000 - 480,000 300,000
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