Saturn's Rings - The Voyager Encounters
|As Voyager 1 approached Saturn in November 1980, the rings
began to reveal more and more detail. Once thought to be discretely
separated bands, the rings now are known to consist of thousands of
small bands which differ in particle size as well as in composition.
Voyager 2 Image of Saturn with satellites Tethys, Dione, and Rhea.
Voyager 1 Approach Photograph, November 1980.
Enhanced color image from Voyager 2, August 1981.
Enlargement of the C-Ring from Voyager 2, August 1981.
Rings of Saturn
Ring Locations | Saturn's Rings - The Voyager Encounters | The Mysterious Spokes
A Braided Ring | Gaps In The Rings
Saturn Facts || View
From Earth || Pioneer at Saturn || Voyager at Saturn
Rings || Atmosphere || Magnetic Field || Moons of Saturn || Future Exploration
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