Maxwell Gap

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A division in Saturn's rings, in the outer part of the C Ring (the crêpe ring). It is about 87 500 km from Saturn's centre, and is 270 km wide. The gap was discovered in 1980 on images taken by Voyager 1 and was named after J. C. Maxwell.

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