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The mysterious spokes in Saturn’s rings, discovered by the Voyager craft back in the 1980s, still persist today in Cassini images.

The mysterious spokes in Saturn’s rings, discovered by the Voyager craft back in the 1980s, still persist today in Cassini images.

Scientists think they occur as the ring particles interact with Saturn’s magnetic field, but that remains largely an as yet unproven theory.