PIA01529: Jupiter Ring System
Target Name: J Rings
Is a satellite of: Jupiter
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Product Size: 1586 x 1239 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P21779
Addition Date: 1999-05-08
Primary Data Set: Voyager EDRs
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Jupiter's faint ring system is shown in this color composite as two light orange lines protruding from the left toward Jupiter's limb. This picture was taken in Jupiter's shadow through orange and violet filters. The colorful images of Jupiter's bright limb are evidence of the spacecraft motion during these long exposures. The Voyager 2 spacecraft was at a range of 1,450,000 kilometers (900,000 miles) about two degrees below the plane of the ring. The lower ring image was cut short by Jupiter's shadow on the ring.

JPL manages the Voyager project for NASA's Office of Space Science.

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