Voyager 2: the story of its mission so far – in pictures

Voyager 2 approach Saturn in August 1981. This enhanced-colour picture shows the planet, its rings and four of its icy satellites. Three satellites (Tethys, Dione and Rhea) are visible against the darkness of space, and another smaller satellite (Mimas) is visible against Saturn’s cloud tops near the left horizon and just below the rings. This…

Voyager 2 approach Saturn in August 1981. This enhanced-colour picture shows the planet, its rings and four of its icy satellites. Three satellites (Tethys, Dione and Rhea) are visible against the darkness of space, and another smaller satellite (Mimas) is visible against Saturn’s cloud tops near the left horizon and just below the rings. This image was synthesised from images taken in Voyager’s orange, blue, and ultraviolet filters and was processed to create an exaggerated false colour




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