PIA01955: Spokes on Side of Saturn's Rings
 Target Name:  S Rings
 Is a satellite of:  Saturn
 Mission:  Voyager
 Spacecraft:  Voyager 2
 Instrument:  VG ISS - Narrow Angle
 Product Size:  560 x 530 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Producer ID:  P24063
 Addition Date:  1999-04-11
 Primary Data Set:  Voyager EDRs
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA01955.tif (111.8 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA01955.jpg (31.5 kB)

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Spokes are seen on the unlit side of Saturn's rings for the first time in this Voyager 2 wide-angle view obtained Aug. 28 from a distance of 3.4 million kilometers (2.1 million miles). In order to bring out the very faint detail in the B-ring, the image was specially processed for the spokes and thus does not show the true relative brightness of the other rings. The spokes are visible as bright wedge-shaped and tilted features in the outer half of the B-ring (center of image). A time-lapse sequence to be taken later this week will help resolve the question about whether the spokes are forming on the darkside of the rings or are lit-side features seen through the rings. The Voyager project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

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