Detail View: NASA Planetary Photo Journal Collection: Saturn's rings - high resolution

Title: 
Saturn's rings - high resolution
Original Caption Released with Image: 
Voyager 2 obtained this high-resolution picture of Saturn's rings Aug. 22, when the spacecraft was 4 million kilometers (2.5 million miles) away. Evident here are the numerous "spoke" features, in the B-ring; their very sharp, narrow appearance suggests short formation times. Scientists think electromagnetic forces are responsible in some way for these features, but no detailed theory has been worked out. Pictures such as this and analyses of Voyager 2's spoke movies may reveal more clues about the origins of these complex structures. The Voyager project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
Addition Date: 
2000-05-23
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: 
707 samples x 730 lines
Primary Data Set: 
Voyager EDRs
Producer ID: 
P23925
facet_what: 
Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS)
facet_where: 
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Image #: 
PIA02275
UID: 
SPD-PHOTJ-PIA02275
original url: 
http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA02275