Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Extremely thin crescent Jupiter

Extremely thin crescent Jupiter
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. 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.

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