Definition of Cassini division
- A sequence of smoothly undulating brightness fluctuations is observed in the outer Cassini division within a band located between Cassini division120,000 and 121,900 km from the centre of Saturn.
- —Jeffrey N. Cuzzi et al., Nature, 20 Aug. 1981
- This consensus lasted until 1675, when astronomer Jean Dominique Cassini reported a dark line (now known as the Cassini Division) within the rings, dividing them into two segments—an inner ring and an outer ring.
- —Alan Rubin, Astronomy, December 2002