PIA01951: Saturn's F-ring and Inner Satellite
 Target Name:  S Rings
 Is a satellite of:  Saturn
 Mission:  Voyager
 Spacecraft:  Voyager 2
 Instrument:  VG ISS - Narrow Angle
 Product Size:  520 x 350 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Producer ID:  P23951
 Addition Date:  1999-04-11
 Primary Data Set:  Voyager EDRs
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA01951.tif (50.71 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA01951.jpg (74.72 kB)

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Saturn's F-ring and its inner shepherding satellite (1980S27) are pictured in this closeup Voyager 2 image acquired Aug. 25 from a range of 365,000 kilometers (227,000 miles). Features as small as 6 km. (3.7 mi.) across are visible. The satellite is elongated and irregular, with its longest axis pointing toward the center of Saturn (toward the upper right in this view). As seen here, the F-ring is thin and does not show the multiple, braided structure Voyager 1 saw last fall. Nor is there any indication of a band or kink in the ring at its closest point to the shepherd; such a feature would be consistent with some of the theories advanced on the formation of the braids. The Voyager project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

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