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 (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: 260610
Addition Date: 1997-01-09
Primary Data Set: Voyager EDRs
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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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