As Voyager 1 sailed through Saturn’s system of moons and rings last November 1980 it revealed new worlds not seen by man before. For centuries, since Galileo’s first telescopic observations in 1610, the satellites of Saturn had been no more than pin points of light, whilst the structure of the rings was barely resolved beyond 3 principal bands. Yet, within the space of a few hours, that picture changed dramatically as the images of these objects grew through Voyager’s cameras from mere specks into full and wondrous worlds. These pictures contained features that were not only intricate and astonishing in detail but which were, in many cases, unfamiliar and unexpected. A composite view of the Saturnian system as seen by Voyager 1 appears in Figure 1. Saturn’s rings, once thought to be broad belts of particles spread uniformly thin through billions of years of evolution and interparticle collisions, were found to be divided into hundreds of individual ringlets (Figure 2). And Cassini’s Division, a region which had been previously thought to be empty because of a ‘sweeping’ influence of Mimas, was found to contain many ringlets itself! The appearance of light and dark radial spokes in the B ring, which rotated with a velocity contrary to the law expected of Keplerian orbits, was baffling. And the F ring (Figure 3) was found to contain knots, kinks and braids which probably indicated the presence of electro-magnetic forces as well as gravitational forces (Smith et al. 1981).