PIA02229: Saturn's outer satellite - Phoebe

Saturn’s outer satellite - Phoebe


Voyager 2 took these images of Saturn's outer satellite Phoebe, on Sept. 4, 1981, from 2.2 million kilometers (1.36 million miles) away. This pair shows two different hemispheres of the satellite. The left image shows a bright mountain on the upper right edge reflecting the light of the setting sun. This mountain is possibly the central peak of a large impact crater taking up most of the upper right quadrant of Phoebe in this view. The right images shows a hemisphere with an intrinsically bright spot in the top portion of the image as well as the ridges appearing bright in the sunset light of the lower right. These images were processed by the Multimission Image Processing Laboratory of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Background Info:

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the Voyager Project for NASA's Office of Space Science and Applications.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Phoebe Saturn, Sun
System Saturn
Target Type Satellite Irregular, Planet, Sun
Mission Voyager
Instrument Host Voyager 2
Host Type Flyby Spacecraft
Instrument Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS)
Extra Keywords Crater, Grayscale, Mountain
Acquisition Date
Release Date 1999-12-10
Date in Caption
Image Credit NASA/JPL
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA02229
Identifier PIA02229