Saturn's rings, artwork

Saturn's rings, artwork

C014/4814 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.4MB

Downloadable file size: 5.1MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: GARY HINCKS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Saturn's rings. Artwork of chunks of rock and ice forming one of the rings of Saturn. Saturn is seen in the background at upper left. The most visible rings extend outwards from Saturn for around 120,000 kilometres. The rings, only about one kilometre thick, consist of millions of rock and ice chunks. They are thought to have formed from the disintegration of a moon that was too close to Saturn, or was hit by a comet or asteroid. Saturn, the sixth planet from the Sun, is mostly hydrogen and helium, with cloud colours due to chemicals such as methane.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: artwork, asteroidal, astronomical, astronomy, chunk, chunks, cold, flat, gas giant, helium, hydrogen, ice, ices, icy, illustration, low temperature, methane, orbital, orbiting, outer solar system, plane, planet, planetary, planetary science, ring, rock, rocks, rocky, saturn, saturnian system, solar system, space, space rock, temperatures

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.