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Pioneer 10 departs Jupiter (and Io)
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This is a parting shot of Jupiter and Io, taken December 5, 1973, by the Pioneer 10 spacecraft, the first to see either world as a crescent.
Processed Image Copyright Ted Stryk, Data Courtesy NASA/Ames Research Center.
A special thanks to the Ames Research Center history office for helping me find the data used in making this.
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Original image data dated on or about December 5, 1973
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