Category: jupiter

Exploring a lava cave on Io, moon of Jupiter, …

Exploring a lava cave on Io, moon of Jupiter, illustrated by Pamela Lee for Out of the Cradle: Exploring the Frontiers beyond Earth, 1984.

Planet Jupiter, observed on March 6, 1873, ill…

Planet Jupiter, observed on March 6, 1873, illustrated by E.L. Trouvelot, published in Annals of the Astronomical Observatory of Harvard College.

(Linda Hall Library)

Io, moon of Jupiter, observed by Voyager 1 on …

Io, moon of Jupiter, observed by Voyager 1 on this day in 1979.

(NASA)

March 5, 1979: NASA’s Voyager 1 probe makes it…

March 5, 1979: NASA’s Voyager 1 probe makes its closest approach to Jupiter, coming within 172,000 miles.

(NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

A staggering look at gas giant Jupiter and its…

A staggering look at gas giant Jupiter and its Great Red Spot, compiled from images captured by Voyager 1 on March 4, 1979.

Mighty Jupiter, March 4, 1979, observed by the…

Mighty Jupiter, March 4, 1979, observed by the Voyager 1 probe 18 hours before closest approach. (NASA)

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The Great Red Spot of Jupiter, observed by Voyager 1 on March 4, 1979.

Europa and Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, observed …

Europa and Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, observed by Voyager 1 on March 3, 1979. Astonishing.

Turbulent Jupiter, observed by Voyager on Marc…

Turbulent Jupiter, observed by Voyager on March 1, 1979.

(National Archives)

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, observed by Voyager …

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, observed by Voyager 1 on this day in 1979.