PIA01388: Saturn's Faint Inner D-ring
 Target Name:  S Rings
 Is a satellite of:  Saturn
 Mission:  Voyager
 Spacecraft:  Voyager 2
 Instrument:  VG ISS - Narrow Angle
 Product Size:  460 x 724 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Producer ID:  P23967
 Addition Date:  1999-01-05
 Primary Data Set:  Voyager EDRs
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA01388.tif (100.2 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA01388.jpg (42.82 kB)

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Voyager 2 took this picture of Saturn's faint inner D-ring Aug. 25 about 1 hour 48 minutes before the spacecraft's closest approach to Saturn. The range was 195,400 kilometers (121,300 miles) and phase angle was 166`. This view includes the sun's shadow across the ring. Voyager 1 saw this region in a similar view last fall, but this higher-resolution image shows many more ringlets and gaps. The D-ring is very tenuous and has an extremely small optical depth. The Voyager project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

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