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Post by Lazarus on 13th June 2013, 5:42 pm

Oscillations in Saturn's interior appear to be driving the formation of spiral patterns in Saturn's C ring.

News release:

Cosmic quiver: Saturn's vibrations create spirals in rings
http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2013/06/cosmic-quiver-saturns-vibrations-create-spirals-rings

Paper:

Kronoseismology: Using density waves in Saturn's C ring to probe the planet's interior
http://arxiv.org/abs/1304.3735
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