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Ted Stryk

Ted Stryk over Europa

Ted Stryk

I am a philosophy professor at Roane State Community College in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Planetary exploration has always been an interest of mine. You can follow me on twitter @tedstryk for the latest updates on my work, which I often post on my blog, Planetary Images from Then and Now. Please note that since the processed images are copyrighted, they should not be reused without permission. If you are interested in using any of my work, please contact me at or

Latest Blog Posts

Did Voyager 1 capture an image of Enceladus' plumes erupting?

February 21, 2017

Amateur image processor Ted Stryk revisited Voyager 1 data of Enceladus and came across a surprise.

New Horizons Science Team Meeting Report

July 11, 2016

On July 6 at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, the science team convened at the place where Pluto was discovered. Ted Stryk reports from the meeting.

Looking Down On Jupiter's North Pole

April 28, 2015

Ted Stryk shares the most direct view of a Jovian pole ever captured by a spacecraft.

Latest Processed Space Images

Voyager 2's departing look at Triton's crescent

August 23, 2017

From the far side of Triton, Voyager 2 looked back and Neptune's largest moon, sailing away from its final planetary encounter. The photos for this color composite were taken on August 25, 1989.

Voyager's best view of Dione

August 23, 2017

Voyager 1 had the best view of Dione, capturing two gibbous views near closest approach to Saturn, on November 13, 1980. This is the highest-resolution, a mosaic of 3 frames.

Erupting Enceladus over Saturn from Voyager 1

February 21, 2017

On November 13, 1980, Voyager 1 captured Enceladus and Saturn. These images, processed by Ted Stryk over 35 years later, captured Enceladus' plumes—long before their discovery by the Cassini spacecraft.

astronaut on Phobos
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