Pioneer 11 approaches Saturn
Filed under pretty pictures, global views, amateur image processing, Saturn, Saturn's rings, Pioneer 10 and 11
On approach to Saturn on September 1, 1979, Pioneer 11 gazed on the unlit northern face of the rings. Cassini viewed Saturn at similar season in early February 2009.
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Original image data dated on or about September 1, 1979