PIA01486: Composition Differences within Saturn's Rings
 Target Name:  S Rings
 Is a satellite of:  Saturn
 Mission:  Voyager
 Spacecraft:  Voyager 2
 Instrument:  VG Imaging Science Subsystem 
 Product Size:  1098 x 857 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Producer ID:  P23953
 Addition Date:  1998-10-30
 Primary Data Set:  Voyager EDRs
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA01486.tif (2.843 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA01486.jpg (127.3 kB)

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Possible variations in chemical composition from one part of Saturn's ring system to another are visible in this Voyager 2 picture as subtle color variations that can be recorded with special computer-processing techniques. This highly enhanced color view was assembled from clear, orange and ultraviolet frames obtained Aug. 17, 1981, from a distance of 8.9 million kilometers (5.5 million miles). In addition to the previously known blue color of the C-ring and the Cassini Division, the picture shows additional color differences between the inner B-ring and outer region (where the spokes form) and between these and the A-ring. The Voyager project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

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