First Close-up Image of Jupiter from Voyager 1
March 19, 2003
NASA'S Voyager 1 took this picture of the planet Jupiter on Saturday, Jan. 6, the first in its threemonthlong, close-up investigation of the largest planet. The spacecraft, flying toward a March 5 closest approach, was 35.8 million miles (57.6 million kilometers) from Jupiter and 371.7 million miles (598.2 million kilometers) from Earth when the picture was taken.
Topics: Environment, Voyager program, Moons of Jupiter, United States, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Voyager 1, Voyager 2, Exploration of Jupiter, Io, Jupiter, Space exploration