Tuesday, December 03, 2013

40 Years Ago: Pioneer 10 Flies By Jupiter

In the last entry, I posted a crescent view of Jupiter from Pioneer 10, on this, the 40th anniversary of the closest approach (December 3, 1973), I decided to share this view of Jupiter from the approach phase.  As time permits, I hope to do more with this dataset.

Processed Image Copyright Ted Stryk, Data Courtesy NASA/Ames Research Center.  A special thanks to the Ames Research Center history office for helping me find the data used in making this.