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ansae

(an -see) The parts of Saturn's rings that are visible on each side of the planet as viewed from the Earth. They appear rather like handles on a double-handled cup (the Latin word ansa means ‘handle’).

ansae

[′an·sē]
(astronomy)
The ends of the rings of Saturn, as seen from the earth.
Opposing extension or knots of a celestial object, such as a planetary nebula or lenticular galaxy.
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