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More great Voyager images

The “Grand Tour” of the solar system produced many fabulous images.
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In the January 2013 issue of Astronomy, I wrote a story about “Voyager’s ‘new’ solar system.” In it, I discussed the greatest discoveries made by those now-primitive spacecraft.

Of course, we didn’t have room enough to show even a small fraction of the images the pair sent back to Earth. So, here are 18 more for your enjoyment.

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Jupiter

Voyager 1 took this photo of Jupiter on March 1, 1979, from a distance of 2.7 million miles (4.3 million kilometers). The region shown is just to the southeast of the Great Red Spot. A small section of the spot shows at upper left. You also can see one of the 40-year-old white ovals in Jupiter’s atmosphere at middle left, as well as a wealth of other atmospheric features, including the flow lines in and around the ovals. The smallest details in this photo are about 45 miles (80km) across.
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