View of Saturn’s Rings

PIA01389: View of Saturn's Rings

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This was one of the first pictures obtained once Voyager 2 resumed returning images Aug. 29 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 Note: Blue - PICNO 0015S2+003 Green - PICNO 0039S2+003; Red - PICNO 0043S2+003.

Source: NASA’s Planetary Photojournal: Image No. PIA01389