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 (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P23953
Addition Date: 1998-10-30
Primary Data Set: Voyager EDRs
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Original Caption Released with Image:

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.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
1998-10-30