The outermost ring shown here is Saturn’s E ring, the core of which is situated about 149,000 miles (240,000 kilometers) from Saturn. The geysers erupting from the south polar terrain of the moon Enceladus supply the fine icy particles that comprise the E ring; diffraction by sunlight gives the ring its blue color.
This simulated image was constructed from the measured optical depth profiles of the Cassini Division and ring A. It depicts the observed structure at about 10 kilometers (6 miles) in resolution.
The Faint Rings of Uranus
Taken in January, 1986 by Voyager 2. Uranus assembled using orange, simulated green, and violet light. The rings were taken in clear (white) light, but colored red here.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Kevin M. Gill
Jupiter, Saturn, Venus and Mars.
Image credit: Peter
Saturn, storm, rings and moons.
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
Saturn, Titan, Rings, and Haze
Image credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
The faint rings of Uranus, shot in 1986, are made of countless fragments of water ice containing radiation-altered organic material.
Credit: NASA/JPL/Michael Benson, Kinetikon Pictures
Saturn, rings and satellites. Images taken by the Cassini spacecraft.
Imagem credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/ (Precessed by: Kevin M. Gill)
Four of Saturn’s Moons: Enceladus, Dione, Titan and Mimas
Credit: NASA, ESA (STScI/AURA) by: Stuart Rankin
Saturn seen in visible light, infrared and ultraviolet
Credit: NASA/ESA and E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona)