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June 7, 2001 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2001-15

A Change of Seasons on Saturn

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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.

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

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)