Composition Differences Within Saturn's Rings

Composition Differences within
Saturn's Rings
From NASA's Planetary Photojournal
Possible variations in chemical composition from one part of Saturn's ring system to another are visible 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 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 color differences between the inner B-ring and outer region (where the spokes form) and between these and the A-ring.
Image Title: Composition Differences Within Saturn's Rings
Catalog #: PIA01486
Target Name: Saturn's Rings
Spacecraft: Voyager 2

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