PIA00376: Rings of Jupiter Star Trail
 Target Name:  J Rings
 Is a satellite of:  Jupiter
 Mission:  Voyager
 Spacecraft:  Voyager 2
 Instrument:  VG ISS - Narrow Angle
 Product Size:  439 x 545 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Producer ID:  260610
 Addition Date:  1997-01-09
 Primary Data Set:  Voyager EDRs
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA00376.tif (104.2 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA00376.jpg (17.76 kB)

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The rings of Jupiter proved to be unexpectedly bright when seen with the Sun nearly behind them. Strong forward scattering of sunlight is characteristic of small particles. This view was obtained by Voyager 2 on July 10 from a perspective inside the shadow of Jupiter. The distance of the spacecraft from the rings was about 1.5 million kilometers. Although the resolution has been degraded by camera motion during the time exposures, these images reveal the rings have some radial structure.

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