PIA00377: Rings of Jupiter


Rings of Jupiter

Caption:

The rings of Jupiter proved to be unexpectedly bright when seen with the Sun nearly behind them. Strong forward scattering of sunlight is characteristic of small particles. This view was obtained by Voyager 2 on July 10 from a perspective inside the shadow of Jupiter. The distance of the spacecraft from the rings was about 1.5 million kilometers. Although the resolution has been degraded by camera motion during the time exposures, these images reveal the rings have some radial structure.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Jupiter Rings Jupiter, Sun
System Jupiter
Target Type Ring Planet, Sun
Mission Voyager
Instrument Host Voyager 2
Host Type Flyby Spacecraft
Instrument Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS)
Detector
Extra Keywords Grayscale, Shadow
Acquisition Date
Release Date 1997-01-09
Date in Caption
Image Credit NASA/JPL
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA00377
Identifier PIA00377