PIA02272: 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:  469 x 443 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Producer ID:  P23352
 Addition Date:  2000-05-23
 Primary Data Set:  Voyager EDRs
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA02272.tif (11.28 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA02272.jpg (6.656 kB)

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The three separate components of Saturn's F-ring are seen in this image taken by NASA's Voyager l on Nov. 12, 1980, from a range of 750,000 kilometers (466,000) miles. Two prominent bright strands appear twisted and kinked, while the fainter, innermost third strand largely lacks such non-uniformities. The kinking appearance of the ring may be caused by the gravitational perturbations of two nearby satellites -- S-13 on the outside and S-14 on the inside -- or the effect may be caused by electromagnetic forces upon small F-ring particles. The Voyager project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

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