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Click to enlargeSaturn's Rings - Voyager 2 Photo

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Possible variations in chemical composition from one part of Saturn's ring system to another are visible in this Voyager 2 picture as subtle color variations that can be recorded with special computer-processing techniques. This highly enhanced color view was assembled from clear, orange and ultraviolet frames obtained Aug. 17 from a distance of 8.9 million kilometers (5.5 million miles).

In addition to the previously known blue color of the C-ring and the Cassini Division, the picture shows additional color differences between the inner B-ring and outer region (where the spokes form) and between these and the A-ring.

The Voyager project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

Addition Date: October 30, 1998
Credits: NASA/JPL


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