What’s an Encke Gap?

Detected by the Cassini spacecraft, these gaps in the rings of Saturn are created by the repeated passage of moons. They clear a path through the debris leaving empty space when they are not there. This particular gap was created by the moon, Pan. (x)

What’s an Encke Gap?

Detected by the Cassini spacecraft, these gaps in the rings of Saturn are created by the repeated passage of moons. They clear a path through the debris leaving empty space when they are not there. This particular gap was created by the moon, Pan. (x)

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