PIA02241: Saturn's Rings
 Target Name:  S Rings
 Is a satellite of:  Saturn
 Mission:  Voyager
 Spacecraft:  Voyager 1
 Instrument:  VG ISS - Narrow Angle
 Product Size:  1760 x 800 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Producer ID:  2601148
 Primary Data Set:  Voyager EDRs
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA02241.tif (599.2 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA02241.jpg (86.52 kB)

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When seen from the unlit side, the rings of Saturn present a much different appearance from that familiar to telescopic observers. Relatively opaque areas like the B Ring turn black, while lightly populated zones, such as the C Ring and the Cassini Division, prove to excellent diffuse transmitters of sunlight. The A Ring, with intermediate opacity, is at an intermediate level of brightness.

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