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About this Object

Object Name:

Saturn

Object Description:

Planet

Distance:

The semi-major axis of Saturn's orbit about the sun is 9.5 Astronomical Units (A.U.) or roughly 1.4 billion km.

Dimensions:

The planet (without rings) has a diameter of roughly 75,000 miles (120,000 km) at the equator.

About the Data

Instrument:

WFPC2

Exposure Dates:

Oct 1996, Oct 1997, Oct 1998, Nov 1999, Nov 2000

Filters:

Red: F675W(R), Green: F555W(V), Blue: F439W(B)

Principal Astronomers:

R.G. French (Wellesley College), J. Cuzzi (NASA/Ames Research Center), L. Dones (SwRI), and J. Lissauer (NASA/Ames Research Center).

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

June 7 , 2001 9:00 a.m. (EDT)