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English: This true colour picture was assembled from Voyager 2 Saturn images obtained Aug. 4 [1981] from a distance of 21 million kilometers (13 million miles) on the spacecraft's approach trajectory. Three of Saturn's icy moons are evident at left. They are, in order of distance from the planet: Tethys, 1,050 km. (652 mi.) in diameter; Dione, 1,120 km. (696 mi.); and Rhea, 1,530 km. (951 mi.). The shadow of Tethys appears on Saturn's southern hemisphere. A fourth satellite, Mimas, is less evident, appearing as a bright spot a quarter-inch in in from the planet's limb about half an inch above Tethys; the shadow of Mimas appears on the planet about three-quarters of an inch directly above that of Tethys. The pastel and yellow hues on the planet reveal many contrasting bright and darker bands in both hemispheres of Saturn's weather system. The Voyager project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, United States.
Français: Cette image de la planète Saturne en couleurs véritables est composée de photographies prises par la sonde Voyager 2 le 4 août 1981, à une distance de vingt-et-un millions de kilomètres, sur la trajectoire d'approche de la capsule spatiale. Trois des lunes de Saturnes sont facilement visibles. De la plus proche de la planète à la plus lointaine, on peut voir : Thétys, 1 050 km de diamètre, dont l'ombre apparaît sur l'hémisphère sud de Saturne, Dioné, 1 120 km de diamètre, et Rhéa, la plus grosse avec 1 530 km de diamètre. Un quatrième satellite, Mimas, est plus difficile à voir car il se situe devant la planète. Il se trouve en haut à droite de Thétys, un point clair devant une bande un peu plus sombre. Son ombre quant à elle se trouve au-dessus de l'ombre de Thétys, tout près du début des anneaux.
Magyar: A Szaturnusz bolygóról a Voyager 2 űrszonda által 1998-ban készített kép. A képen a bolygó jeges holjai közül három látható jól (Thetis, Dione, Rhea), valamint a Thetis árnyéka.
Русский: Это составное изображение в естественном цвете было получено из снимков Сатурна, сделанных АМС «Вояджер-2» 4 августа 1981 года с расстояния в 21 миллион километров на траектории сближения. Слева видны три ледяных спутника Сатурна. Это, в порядке удалённости от планеты: Тефия (диаметр — 1050 км), Диона (диаметр — 1120 км) и Рея (диаметр — 1530 км). В южном полушарии Сатурна выделяется тень Тефии.
Date 4 August 1981
Author Voyager 2


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