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Voyager Images of Saturn

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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.

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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.


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This Voyager 2 image was enhanced to bring out more details in the atmospheric structure of Saturn. The image was taken on August 11, 1981 when the spacecraft was 15 million km from the planet. Image resolution is 300 km.


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This enhanced Voyager 2 image highlights the weather patterns on Saturn. The largest spot in this image has a diameter of 3000 km and indicates a high pressure area. This image was taken on August 19, 1981 from a distance of 7 million km. Image resolution is 125 km.


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Two false color images of Saturn taken nine months apart showing significent changes in the atmosphere of Saturn. The top image was taken by Voyager 2, the bottom image by Voyager 1. Both images have a resolution of 1000 km.


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This Voyager 2 images shows the cloud structure in the northern hemisphere of Saturn. Image resolution is 200 km.


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False color Voyager image showing the small swirls and eddies in Saturn's clouds.


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Montage of Saturn and its satellites.
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Voyager 2 color Image of Saturn and its rings.
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Voyager 1 false color image of Saturn and its rings.
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Voyager 2 false color image of Saturn and its rings.


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Voyager looking back on Saturn.


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Voyager 1 image of Saturn and two of its moons, Tethys and Dione.



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