From the August 2009 issue

Saturn’s rings are said to contain chunks of icy debris as big as cars. Why are none of the larger particles visible in the Cassini photos?

Roy Bettenhausen, Tracy, California
By | Published: August 21, 2009 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
At the distances Cassini orbits Saturn, its cameras are not sharp enough to capture images of even the largest particles in Saturn’s rings.