Saturn - 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.


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NASA Press Release #P23887

 

Voyager 1 Approach Photograph, November 1980.

VOYAGER APPROACHES SATURN

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NASA Press Release #P-23074

Enhanced color image from Voyager 2, August 1981.

VOYAGER 2 Enhanced Color
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NASA Press Release #P-23953

Enlargement of the C-Ring from Voyager 2, August 1981.

SATURN C RING
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NASA Press Release #P-23927


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