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Voyager 1 color-enhanced image of Saturn taken on 18 October 1980, 25 days before closest approach. The large violet cloud belt at the center is the North Equatorial Belt. Above this is Saturn's North Temperate Belt, which exhibits bright storm-like features. The Southern hemisphere, below the rings, appears bluer due to the scattering of sunlight and viewing geometry, Saturn is 120,000 km in diameter and north is at 11:00. The color was enhanced using images taken through the ultraviolet, green, and violet filters. Date/Time (UT): 1980-10-18; Voyager 1; p-22994c; Instrument: Narrow Angle Vidicon Camera



The Hubble telescope has captured snapshots of Saturn with its rings nearly edge-on to our view. In the top image, the rings are barely visible. Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is casting a shadow on the planet. Four moons - Mimas, Tethys, Janus, and Enceladus - are clustered around the edge of Saturn's rings on the right. Two other moons - Pandora and Prometheus - appear in front of the ring plane. The rings are casting a shadow on Saturn because the Sun was above the ring plane. The bottom snapshot captures the planet with its rings slightly tilted. The moon Dione is on the lower right. The moon on Saturn's upper left is Tethys. Credit: Erich Karkoschka (University of Arizona Lunar & Planetary Lab) and NASA; April 24, 1996; STScI-1996-16; Hubble Space Telescope


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