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Twisted Rings

Target Name:  Neptune
Spacecraft:  Voyager 2
Produced by:  NASA/JPL
Copyright: NASA Copyright Free Policy

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This portion of one of Neptune's rings appears to be twisted. Scientists believe it looks this way because the original material in the rings was in clumps that formed streaks as the material orbited Neptune. The motion of the spacecraft added to the twisted appearance by causing a slight smearing in the image.

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