This picture of Saturn was taken by the Voyager 2 spacecraft on August 4, 1981, as it approached the planet. The colors shown are exactly how Saturn really appears; they have not been altered at all. Near the bottom of this picture, you can see three white specks. These white specks are the satellites (from left to right) Tethys, Dione, and Rhea. You can even see the shadow that Tethys casts on Saturn's southern hemisphere.

Voyager 2 image of Saturn


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