Cassini Bids Jupiter Farewell
March 19, 2003
On January 15, 2001, 17 days after it passed its closest approach toJupiter, NASA's Cassini spacecraft looked back to see the giant planet asa thinning crescent. This image is a color mosaic from that day, shot from a distance of 18.3million kilometers (11.4 million miles).
Topics: Cassini–Huygens, Moons of Saturn, Spaceflight, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Cassini–Huygens timeline, Exploration of Jupiter, Jupiter, Space exploration