Thursday, August 01, 2013

Jupiter seen by Voyager 1 Animated Gif

Jupiter seen by Voyager 1 probe (Animated Gif) with blue filter. One image was taken every Jupiter day (approximately 10 hours). These pictures were taken from 01/06 to 02/03, 1979 ; and Voyager 1 flew from 58 million to 31 million kilometers from Jupiter during that time. The small, round, dark spots appearing in some frames are the shadows cast by the moons passing between Jupiter and the Sun, while the small, white flashes around the planet, are the moons themselves.

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Jupiter seen by Voyager 1 Animated Gif

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