High-resolution Voyager 1 view of Jupiter with Io and Europa
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A double transit of Jupiter by moons Io and Europa, as observed by Voyager 1 on its approach on February 27, 1979. This is a 14-frame mosaic. Most of the data was captured in a 3-by-3 mosaic at around 11:00 on February 27, 1979, but gaps were filled with data taken an hour before and an hour later.
NASA / JPL / Bjorn Jonsson
Read Bjorn Jonsson's blog entry about this image for an explanation of how it was produced.
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Original image data dated on or about February 27, 1979