PIA01531: Saturn's B and C-rings
 Target Name:  S Rings
 Is a satellite of:  Saturn
 Mission:  Voyager
 Spacecraft:  Voyager 2
 Product Size:  2090 x 2328 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Producer ID:  P23927
 Addition Date:  1999-05-08
 Primary Data Set:  Voyager EDRs
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA01531.tif (15.92 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA01531.jpg (863.2 kB)

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This view focusing on Saturn's C-ring (and to a lesser extent, the B-ring at top and left) was compiled from three separate images taken through ultraviolet, clear and green filters. On Aug. 23, when it acquired these frames, Voyager 2 was 2.7 million kilometers (1.7 million miles) from the planet. More than 60 bright and dark ringlets are evident here; the small, bland squares are caused by the removal of reseau (reference) marks during processing. In general, C-ring material is very bland and gray, the color of dirty ice. Color differences between this ring and the B-ring indicate differing surface compositions for the material composing these complex structures.

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

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