Saturn is 950 million miles (1530 million km) away from Earth. The pictures, taken
77,000 miles (124,000 km) away, were as detailed as many of the scientists involved
could ever have hoped for.
discovered that Saturn had around a hundred rings, and not the 6 as earth based
astronomers had seen.
new moons were discovered, as was an atmosphere around Saturn's biggest moon,
Titan. Titan is as big as Mercury, and scientists believe the conditions on it
are similar to those on earth 4,000 million years ago.
Voyager project was made possible by a once in a 175 year planetary alignment
which used the gravitational pull of the planets to propel the probes on to other
planets and moons...