Saturn In Natural Colours
The ring swirling around Saturn consists of chunks of ice and dust. Saturn itself is made of ammonia ice and methane gas. The little dark spot on Saturn is the shadow from Saturn's moon Enceladus.
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has provided images of Saturn in many colors, from black-and-white, to orange, to blue, green, and red. But in this picture, image processing specialists have worked to provide a crisp, extremely accurate view of Saturn, which highlights the planet's pastel colors. Bands of subtle colour - yellows, browns, grays - distinguish differences in the clouds over Saturn, the second largest planet in the solar system.
About the Image
|Release date:||21 October 1998, 06:00|
|Size:||1191 x 764 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Solar System : Planet : Type : Gas Giant|
• Solar System Images/Videos
Colours & filters
|336 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|555 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|675 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|