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April 23, 1998 12:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1998-18

Hubble Space Telescope Completes Eighth Year Of Exploration

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: Saturn
Object Description: Planet
Dimensions: The planet (without rings) has a diameter of roughly 75,000 miles (120,000 km) at the equator.
Average Distance The semi-major axis of Saturn's orbit about the Sun is 9.5 astronomical units or roughly 890 million miles (1.4 billion km).
About the Data
Instrument: NICMOS
Exposure Date(s): January 4, 1998
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA and E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona)
Release Date: April 23, 1998