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.

Credit:

Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI/NASA/ESA)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9828c
Type:Observation
Release date:21 October 1998, 06:00
Size:1191 x 764 px

About the Object

Name:Saturn
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Type : Gas Giant
• X - Solar System Images/Videos

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
U
336 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
R
675 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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