Ring Color Variations
Photojournal: PIA01486
Published: December 16, 2004

Possible variations in chemical composition from one part of Saturn's ring system to another are visible in this Voyager 2 picture
as subtle color variations that can be recorded with special computer-processing techniques. This highly enhanced color view was
assembled from clear, orange and ultraviolet frames obtained August 17, 1981 from a distance of 8.9 million kilometers (5.5 million
miles).

In addition to the previously known blue color of the C-ring and the Cassini Division, the picture shows additional color
differences between the inner B-ring and outer region (where the spokes form) and between these and the A-ring.



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