Voyager 1
March 5, 1979

 

Voyager's first close-up of Jupiter

Voyager's first close-up of Jupiter

 

Reaching Jupiter about four months ahead of Voyager 2, Voyager 1 flies within 206,700 kilometers (128,400 miles) of the planet's cloud tops.

After taking almost 19,000 pictures and many other scientific measurements, Voyager 1 completes its Jupiter encounter in early April.

See also: Voyager home page

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