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Moonlet is an informal term for a particularly small natural satellite. In astronomical literature, it has been used in at least two situations:

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  1. Matthew S. Tiscareno (2006). "100-metre-diameter moonlets in Saturn's A ring from observations of 'propeller' structures". Nature 440 (7084): 648–650. DOI:10.1038/nature04581.
  2. Miodrag Sremčević (2007). "A belt of moonlets in Saturn's A ring". Nature 449 (7165): 1019–1021. DOI:10.1038/nature06224.
  3. Carl D. Murray (June 5, 2008). "The determination of the structure of Saturn's F ring by nearby moonlets". Nature 453 (7196): 739–44. DOI:10.1038/nature06999.
  4. F. Marchis (2005). "Discovery of the triple asteroidal system 87 Sylvia". Nature 436 (7052): 822–4. DOI:10.1038/nature04018.

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