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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Crescent Jupiter

Filed under pretty pictures, Galileo, amateur image processing, global views, Jupiter

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Crescent 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.

Original image data dated on or about September 10, 1997.

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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: Ted Stryk


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