Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 were both launched in 1977. They both flew by Jupiter in 1979 before encountering Saturn. Voyager 1 made its closest approach to Saturn on November 12, 1980 at a distance of 124,000 km. Voyager 2 made its flyby on August 26, 1981 from a distance of 101,000 km.
Though this looks more like Jupiter, this is a Voyager 1 image of Saturn. The image was taken on November 5, 1980 at a distance of 9 million km. This color image has been enhanced to show the cloud patterns in Saturn's atmosphere. Image resolution is 200 km.
Montage of Saturn and its satellites.
Voyager 2 color Image of Saturn and its rings.
Voyager 1 false color image of Saturn and its rings.
Voyager 2 false color image of Saturn and its rings.
Voyager looking back on Saturn.
Voyager 1 image of Saturn and two of its moons, Tethys and Dione.
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