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1. Jupiter's swirling storms from Voyager 1

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:35:00 CDT 2012)

Amateur image mage Björn Jónsson has recently turned his attention back to Voyager 1's close-up images of Jupiter. Before I get diverted into detail, I'll just post his latest work and let you feast your eyes on the fantasti...

Description: Jupiter's swirling storms from Voyager 1

2. Io and Jupiter from Voyager 1

(Web Page; Tue Oct 22 18:28:00 CDT 2013)

Here's an image I've been meaning to post for months, a new mosaic from Voyager 1 by Ted Stryk. Voyager 1 watched Io cross Jupiter's terminator as it neared closest approach: Viewed near the edge of its disk and at local dusk, only the ...

Description: Here's an image I've been meaning to post for months, a new mosaic from Voyager 1 by Ted Stryk of Io crossing Jupiter's terminator as it neared closest approach.

3. Pretty Picture: A snapshot of Voyager 1's departure from Jupiter

(Web Page; Sun Sep 14 17:05:00 CDT 2014)

In this week's Snapshots from Space video (which will be posted before too long by Mat -- stay tuned!), I talk about the Voyager 1 images of Jupiter -- how many there are (tens of thousands), and what a challenge they represent for image...

Description: In this week's Snapshots from Space video, I talk about the Voyager 1 images of Jupiter -- how many there are (tens of thousands), and what a challenge they represent for image processors. But, I promise, the effort is worth it. Here's just one example: it's a color, crescent view of Jupiter, taken by Voyager 1 as it departed.

4. Has Voyager 1 left the Solar System?

(Web Page; Thu Sep 12 19:26:00 CDT 2013)

Has Voyager 1 left the Solar System? Today NASA announced that after much scientific study and deliberation, the Voyager science team has agreed that Voyager 1 entered interstellar space about a year ago. Congratulations! But, what doe...

Description: Has Voyager 1 left the Solar System? NASA announced it has entered interstellar space. What does that mean? Check out this short video discussing the answers.

5. A Voyager 1 anniversary mosaic

(Web Page; Tue Oct 22 18:28:00 CDT 2013)

Back in 1979 the twin Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft flew by Jupiter, returning thousands upon thousands of images of the giant planet and its satellites. During the flybys, some of these images were processed into color images and mosaics t...

Description: Back in 1979 the twin Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft flew by Jupiter. Some of their images were processed into color images and mosaics that have appeared countless times in books, magazines, on TV and on the Internet. Many of these images and mosaics are spectacular but they were processed more than 30 years ago using computers that are extremely primitive by today's standards. It's possible to get better results by processing the original, raw images from the Voyagers using modern computers and software.

6. From the 2011 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU): Voyager 1 at the edge of the solar system

(Web Page; Sat Jan 19 11:26:00 CST 2013)

For two days I will be reporting from San Francisco, home every year to the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union. This is by far the largest meeting that I attend on a regular basis. This year, more than 20,000 are registered t...

Description: A report on a press briefing about Voyager 1 at the Fall 2011 American Geophyisical Union meeting. The spacecraft has entered a new region between our solar system and interstellar space, which scientists are calling the stagnation region.

7. Bj�rn J�nsson's Voyager 1 Jupiter animation, new and improved

(Web Page; Tue Oct 22 18:28:00 CDT 2013)

Late last year I posted an amazing video of Jupiter's moving clouds, an animation made from images that Voyager 1 took as it approached. Below is a new and improved version of that animation. The first one was based on 16 Voyager color p...

Description: Late last year I posted an amazing video of Jupiter's moving clouds, an animation made from images that Voyager 1 took as it approached. Below is a new and improved version of that animation. The first one was based on 16 Voyager color photos; this one covers a much longer period of time, and includes 58 images.

8. Voyager 1 revisited: Io and Europa transiting Jupiter

(Web Page; Tue Oct 22 18:28:00 CDT 2013)

What is the highest resolution global Jupiter mosaic that includes a satellite transit that can be assembled from Voyager images? Satellite transits are especially beautiful when the resolution is high enough for some details to be visib...

Description: What is the highest resolution global Jupiter mosaic that includes a satellite transit that can be assembled from Voyager images? Satellite transits are especially beautiful when the resolution is high enough for some details to be visible on the satellites so I decided to check this. And I was remarkably lucky.

9. Voyager 3 Project

(Web Page; Tue Jul 08 08:41:00 CDT 2014)

In 1979, the Voyager 1 probe took a stunning series of images on its final approach to Jupiter that clearly showed the intricate movement of the cloud belts for the first time. Thirty-five years later, almost to the day, a group of seven...

Description: In 1979, the Voyager 1 probe took a stunning series of images on its final approach to Jupiter. Thirty-five years later, almost to the day, a group of seven Swedish amateur astronomers set out to replicate this odyssey, but with images taken with their own ground-based telescopes.

10. Gravity assist

(Web Page; Tue Oct 22 18:44:00 CDT 2013)

With the recent announcement by NASA that the 36 year-old spacecraft Voyager 1 has officially entered interstellar space at a distance from the Sun about four times further than Neptune's orbit, and with Voyager 2 not far behind, it seem...

Description: With the recent announcement by NASA that the 36 year-old spacecraft Voyager 1 has officially entered interstellar space at a distance from the sun about four times further than Neptune's orbit, and with Voyager 2 not far behind, it seems worthwhile to explore how humans managed to fling objects so far into space.

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