PIA03152: Saturn's Atmospheric Changes
 Target Name:  Saturn
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Voyager
 Spacecraft:  Voyager 2
 Instrument:  VG ISS - Narrow Angle
 Product Size:  849 x 900 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Producer ID:  P23880
 Addition Date:  2001-03-28
 Primary Data Set:  Voyager EDRs
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA03152.tif (1.228 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA03152.jpg (40.49 kB)

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Saturn's rings are bright and its northern hemisphere defined by bright features as NASA's Voyager 2 approaches Saturn, which it will encounter on Aug. 25, 1981. Three images, taken through ultraviolet, violet and green filters on July 12, 1981, were combined to make this photograph. Several changes are apparent in Saturn's atmosphere since Voyager 1's November 1980 encounter, and the planet's rings have brightened considerably due to the higher sun angle. Voyager 2 was 43 million kilometers (27 million miles) from Saturn when it took this photograph. The Voyager project is managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

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