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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

High-resolution Voyager 1 view of Jupiter with Io and Europa

Filed under Jupiter's moons, Io, Europa, pretty pictures, amateur image processing, Voyager 1 and 2, best of, global views, many worlds, Jupiter

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High-resolution Voyager 1 view of Jupiter with Io and Europa 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.

Original image data dated on or about February 27, 1979.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Björn Jónsson


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