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Voyager 1 at Jupiter near closest approach

Voyager 1 at Jupiter near closest approach

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NASA / JPL-Caltech / Justin Cowart

Voyager 1 at Jupiter near closest approach
This narrow-angle mosaic of a turbulent upwelling zone north of Jupiter's equator was captured by Voyager 1 just a few hours before its closest approach to the planet on March 5, 1979. The distance to the planet was 753,000 km. This mosaic has been colorized with a lower-resolution wide-field image taken concurrently with the narrow-angle mosaic.

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

Original image data dated on or about March 5, 1979

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