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The Voyager 1 and 2 Saturn encounters occurred nine months apart, in November 1980 and August 1981. Voyager 1 is leaving the solar system. Voyager 2 completed its encounter with Uranus in January 1986 and with Neputne in August 1989, and is now also en route out of the solar system.

For a summary of scientific findings by the two Voyagers at Saturn, click here.

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Saturn by Voyager 2


Saturn by Voyager 2
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False-color view of Saturn


False-color view of Saturn

Saturn

Saturn
Voyager image of Saturn moon Enceladus
Voyager image of Saturn moon Enceladus
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Montage of Saturnian system: Dione front. Tethys. Mimas right. Enceladus. Rhea left. Titan distant top.
Montage of Saturnian system: Dione front. Tethys. Mimas right. Enceladus. Rhea left. Titan distant top.
Saturn and three moons. Tethys. Dion and Rhea. Aug. 4, 1982. 13 million miles.
Saturn and three moons. Tethys. Dion and Rhea. Aug. 4, 1982. 13 million miles.
Saturn. Moons Tethys. Dione. Shadows, rings and moons on Saturn. Photo Nov. 3. 1980. Range 13 million km.
Saturn. Moons Tethys. Dione. Shadows, rings and moons on Saturn. Photo Nov. 3. 1980. Range 13 million km.
Saturn's Northern Hemisphere. Aug. 19, 1981. Range 4.4 million miles.
Saturn's Northern Hemisphere. Aug. 19, 1981. Range 4.4 million miles.
Enhanced image. Saturn's clouds. Photo Nov. 5, 1980. Range 8 million km.
Enhanced image. Saturn's clouds. Photo Nov. 5, 1980. Range 8 million km.
Saturn C-ring and B-ring with many ringlets. False-color image. Aug. 23, 1981.
Saturn C-ring and B-ring with many ringlets. False-color image. Aug. 23, 1981.
Saturn rings. Color variations indicate different chemical composition.
Saturn rings. Color variations indicate different chemical composition.
Saturn rings with "spoke" features in B-ring. Aug. 22, 1981. 2.5 million miles.
Saturn rings with "spoke" features in B-ring. Aug. 22, 1981. 2.5 million miles.
Wide-angle view of rings just before Voyager crossed ring plane. Shows entire ring system highly foreshortened.
Wide-angle view of rings just before Voyager crossed ring plane. Shows entire ring system highly foreshortened.
F-ring. Two braided separate orbit rings. Photo Nov. 12, 1980. Range 750,000 km.

F-ring. Two braided separate orbit rings. Photo Nov. 12, 1980. Range 750,000 km.
Moon Titan and thick haze. Photo Nov. 12, 1980. Range 435,000 km.
Moon Titan and thick haze. Photo Nov. 12, 1980. Range 435,000 km.
Saturn Moon Tethys. Note huge canyon system.
Saturn Moon Tethys. Note huge canyon system.
Moon Dione. Many impact craters. Photo Nov. 12, 1980. Range 129,000 km.
Moon Dione. Many impact craters. Photo Nov. 12, 1980. Range 129,000 km.
Saturn's Moon Enceladus. 310 miles in diameter. Aug. 25, 1982. 74,000 miles.
Saturn's Moon Enceladus. 310 miles in diameter. Aug. 25, 1982. 74,000 miles.

 

 

 

 
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