PIA02241: Saturn's Rings


Saturn’s Rings

Caption:

When seen from the unlit side, the rings of Saturn present a much different appearance from that familiar to telescopic observers. Relatively opaque areas like the B Ring turn black, while lightly populated zones, such as the C Ring and the Cassini Division, prove to excellent diffuse transmitters of sunlight. The A Ring, with intermediate opacity, is at an intermediate level of brightness.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Saturn Rings A Ring, B Ring, C Ring, Cassini Division, Saturn, Sun
System Saturn
Target Type Ring Gap, Planet, Sun
Mission Voyager
Instrument Host Voyager 1
Host Type Flyby Spacecraft
Instrument Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS)
Detector
Extra Keywords Grayscale
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2000-02-07
Date in Caption
Image Credit NASA/JPL
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA02241
Identifier PIA02241