The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Filed under pretty pictures, Galileo, amateur image processing, global views, Jupiter
Galileo captured this view of an incredibly thin crescent Jupiter on September 10, 1997. Quite a lot of atmospheric features are visible even from this high a phase angle.
NASA / JPL / Ted Stryk
Despite its antenna problems, Galileo accomplished some remarkable science.� However, a major loss was the lack of global views during the orbital mission.� Ignoring the resurrected OPNAV image I posted recently, this is largely true. However, in between Galileo's 9th and 10th orbit, it obtained some highly compressed, high phase global imagery.�� The images are reduced to 75% of the original resolution because of the damage from� interlacing and compression.
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Original image data dated on or about September 10, 1997
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