1981: A true-colour photograph of Saturn, taken by Voyager 2 from a distance of 34 million kilometres, shows the moons Rhea and Dione as white dots beneath the planet. NASA/JPL-Caltech
Saturn ‘s Rings in Visible Light, image from NASA Hubble.
Saturn, with its alluring rings and numerous moons, has long fascinated stargazers and scientists. Voyager 2 made its closest approach to Saturn 35 years ago today -- on Aug. 25, 1981. In this image, Saturn's rings are bright and its northern hemisphere defined by bright features as Voyager 2 approaches the planet. Three images, taken through ultraviolet, violet and green filters were combined to make this photograph. Image Credit: NASA/JPL #nasa #otd #space #saturn #astronomy #nasabeyond…
The planet Saturn, photographed by the Voyager 1 space probe on October 18, 1980. (NASA)
When the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft flew by Saturn in 1980 and 1981, they were able to pay only fleeting attention to Titan, the second largest moon in the solar system (larger even than the planet Mercury) and the only solar system moon with an appreciable atmosphere. These images are from subsequent Titan flybys in 2005 and 2006. - Image credit: NASA / JPL / University of Arizona
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New Cassini Image: Saturn's moon Rhea with the planet's tiny moon Epimetheus Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute; Processed image: G. Ugarković