Jupiter closeup from Pioneer 10
Filed under pretty pictures, amateur image processing, Jupiter, Pioneer 10 and 11
This rarely seen image, badly damaged by the effects of radiation on Pioneer 10's imager, was taken 726,000 km from Jupiter. A hint of the red spot can be seen on the terminator. This image is still a work in progress. It is from data set A4.
Processed image Copyright Ted Stryk. Original prints scanned to create this image courtesy NASA / Ames Research Center.
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Original image data dated on or about December 4, 1973