PIA02283: Saturn's F Ring
Target Name: Saturn
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 1
Instrument: VG ISS - Narrow Angle
Product Size: 354 x 384 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P23099
Addition Date: 2000-05-25
Primary Data Set: Voyager EDRs
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Full-Res JPEG: PIA02283.jpg (6.303 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:
Saturn's F, or outermost ring was photographed from the un-illuminated face of the rings by Voyager 1 at a range of 750,000 kilometers (470,000 miles). Complex structure is evident, with several components seen. Two narrow, braided, bright rings that trace distinct orbits are evident. Visible is a broader, very diffuse component about 35 kilometers (20 miles) in width. Also seen are "knots," which probably are local clumps of ring material, but may be mini-moons. The Voyager Project is managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for NASA.
Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
2000-05-25