PIA01383: Saturn and its Satellites Tethys, Enceladus and Mimas
Target Name: Saturn
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 1
Instrument: VG ISS - Narrow Angle
Product Size: 1500 x 2000 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P23077
Addition Date: 1998-12-05
Primary Data Set: Voyager EDRs
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Saturn and its satellites Tethys (outer left), Enceladus (inner left) and Mimas (right of rings) are seen in this mosaic of images taken by NASA's Voyager 1 on Oct. 30, 1980 from a distance of 18 million kilometers (11 million miles). The soft, velvety appearance of the low-contrast banded structure and increased reflection of blue light near the perimeter of the Saturn disk are due to scattering by a haze layer above the planet's cloud deck. Features larger than 350 kilometers (220 miles) are visible. The projected width of the rings at the center of the disk is 10,000 kilometers (6,000 miles), which provides a scale for estimating feature sizes on the image.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
1998-12-05