Detail View: NASA Planetary Photo Journal Collection: Spokes on side of Saturn's rings

Title: 
Spokes on side of Saturn's rings
Original Caption Released with Image: 
Spokes are seen on the unlit side of Saturn's rings for the first time in this Voyager 2 wide-angle view obtained Aug. 28 from a distance of 3.4 million kilometers (2.1 million miles). In order to bring out the very faint detail in the B-ring, the image was specially processed for the spokes and thus does not show the true relative brightness of the other rings. The spokes are visible as bright wedge-shaped and tilted features in the outer half of the B-ring (center of image). A time-lapse sequence to be taken later this week will help resolve the question about whether the spokes are forming on the darkside of the rings or are lit-side features seen through the rings. The Voyager project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
Addition Date: 
1999-04-11
Produced By: 
JPL
Mission: 
Voyager
Spacecraft: 
Voyager 2
Target Name: 
S Rings
Is a satellite of: 
Saturn
Instrument: 
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
Product Size: 
560 samples x 530 lines
Primary Data Set: 
Voyager EDRs
Producer ID: 
P24063
facet_what: 
Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS)
facet_where: 
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Image #: 
PIA01955
UID: 
SPD-PHOTJ-PIA01955
original url: 
http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA01955