PIA01143: Saturn With Rhea and Dione (false color)

Saturn With Rhea and Dione (false color)


NASA's Voyager 2 took this 'false color' photograph of Saturn on July 21, 1981, when the spacecraft was 33.9 million kilometers (21 million miles) from the planet. Two bright, presumably convective cloud patterns are visible in the mid-northern hemisphere and several dark spoke-like features can be seen in the broad B-ring (left of planet). The moons Rhea and Dione appear as blue dots to the south and southeast of Saturn, respectively. Voyager 2 made its closest approach to Saturn on Aug. 25, 1981. The Voyager project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Saturn B Ring, Dione, Rhea, Saturn Rings
System Saturn
Target Type Planet Ring, Satellite
Mission Voyager
Instrument Host Voyager 2
Host Type Flyby Spacecraft
Instrument Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS)
Extra Keywords Color
Acquisition Date
Release Date 1998-08-28
Date in Caption 1981-07-21 1981-08-25
Image Credit NASA/JPL
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA01143
Identifier PIA01143