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Extremely thin crescent Jupiter

Extremely thin crescent Jupiter

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NASA / JPL / Ted Stryk

Extremely thin crescent Jupiter
Galileo captured this view of an incredibly thin crescent Jupiter on September 3, 1997. Some band structure can be seen, but not much else.

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.

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

Original image data dated on or about September 3, 1997

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