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Crescent of Saturn
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The crescent of Saturn, the planet's rings and their shadows are seen in this Voyager 1 image taken Nov. 13, 1980 at a distance of 1,500,000 kilometers (930,000 miles) as the spacecraft began to leave the Saturn system.

The bright limb of Saturn is clearly visible through the A, B, and C rings. The dark band cutting through the crescent is the shadow of the rings. This image was overexposed to bring out detail in the rings, so the crescent appears artificially brighter.

The Voyager Project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

Acquired: November 1980
  Crescent of Saturn
PIA 02271

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