Northern Hemisphere of Saturn, Voyager 1, November 1980

Northern Hemisphere of Saturn, Voyager 1, November 1980


Vintage chromogenic print, 20.2 x 25.4 cm

Caption on verso

[Caption] This enhanced colour image of the northern hemisphere of Saturn taken by NASA’s Voyager 1 on November 5, 1980 at a range of 9 million kilometres (5.5 million miles) shows a variety of features are visible in the brown belt; an isolated convective cloud with a dark ring is seen in the light brown zone; and a longitudinal wave is visible in the light blue region. The smallest features visible in this photograph are 175 kilometres (108.7 miles) across.

NASA launched the two Voyager spacecraft to Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune in the late summer of 1977. Voyager 1's closest approach to Jupiter occurred March 5, 1979. Voyager 2's closest approach was July 9, 1979.

Condition: mint

About the Voyager missions here and watch the probe's distance from Earth increase (and occasionally decrease!) in real time here.


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