This view shows some detail and differences in the complex system of rings. This was one of the first pictures obtained once NASA's Voyager 2 resumed returning images Aug. 29, 1979 after its scan platform was commanded to view Saturn.
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View of Saturn's Rings

This was one of the first pictures obtained once Voyager 2 resumed returning images Aug. 29, 1979 after its scan platform was commanded to view Saturn. Problems with the platform, on which Voyager's cameras and other instruments are mounted, had prevented the return of images for a few days. This view shows some detail and differences in the complex system of rings. The "reddening" of the B-ring on the unlit side also was seen in Voyager 1 images. Voyager 2 obtained this picture from a range 3.4 million kilometers (2.1 million miles) through the clear, green and violet filters. The Voyager project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

Image details

ID#:
PIA01389

Date added:
1999-01-18

Target:
S Rings

Mission:
Voyager

Spacecraft:
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle

Instruments:
Voyager 2

Rating:



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3,353

Full-Res TIFF:
PIA01389.tif (0.77 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA01389.jpg (0.06 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL