Join Donate

The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Voyager 1 at Jupiter near closest approach

Voyager 1 at Jupiter near closest approach

Click to view full image

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

Explore related images: BMSIL, pretty pictures, data art (was amateur image processing), Voyager 1 and 2, Jupiter

You are here:
Comments & Sharing
More Images
Bill Nye and people
Let's Change the World

Become a member of The Planetary Society and together we will create the future of space exploration.

Join Today

Bruce Murray and Carl Sagan
Pretty Pictures

Support the Bruce Murray Space Image Library and help us share the wonders of other worlds.


"We're changing the world. Are you in?"
- CEO Bill Nye

I'm In!