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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Voyager 2's departure shot of Saturn

Filed under pretty pictures, amateur image processing, best of, Voyager 1 and 2, global views, Saturn, Saturn's rings

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Voyager 2's departure shot of Saturn After Voyager 2 zipped by Saturn it looked back to catch a departing portrait of the ringed planet. This view was taken with Voyager's wide-angle camera on August 29, 1981 at 03:45 UTC.

NASA / JPL / color composite by Gordan Ugarkovic

This is a newly reprocessed version by Gordan Ugarkovic, using orange, green, blue, violet, and clear filter images. The view is onto the southern hemisphere and the unlit side of Saturn's rings -- much like Cassini's view at the end of 2010.

Original image data dated on or about August 29, 1981.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Gordan Ugarkovic

 

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