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Encke Division


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Johann Franz Encke (1791—1865)

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A division in Saturn's rings about 325 km wide, centred at 133 570 km from the planet's centre, near the outer edge of the A Ring. It was the first division to be discovered after Cassini's Division, and is named after J. F. Encke. The small satellite Pan orbits within it.

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