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Missions to Jupiter
   -  Pioneer 10
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   -  Voyager
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Jupiter Moons
   -  Metis
   -  Adrastea
   -  Amalthea
   -  Thebe
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   -  Europa
   -  Ganymede
   -  Callisto
   -  Themisto
   -  Leda
   -  Himalia
   -  Lysithea
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Pictures of Jupiter!

On January 15, 2001, 17 days after it passed its closest approach to Jupiter, NASA's Cassini spacecraft looked back to see the giant planet as a thinning crescent. This image is a color mosaic from that day, shot from a distance of 18.3 million kilometers (11.4 million miles). The smallest visible features are roughly 110 kilometers (70 miles) across. The solar phase angle, the angle from the spacecraft to the planet to the Sun, is 120 degrees. A crescent Io, innermost of Jupiter's four large moons, appears to the left of Jupiter. Cassini collected its last Jupiter images on March 22, 2001, as the spacecraft continued the final leg of its journey to a July 1, 2004, appointment with Saturn. Cassini is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif., manages Cassini for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, D.C. Image Credit: NASA/University of Arizona

Voyager 1 image of Jupitor and Ganymede while the spacecraft was a little over a month away from closest approach, at a distance of over 40 million km (25 million miles). The Great Red Spot, a giant circulating feature in the atmosphere, has been observed for hundreds of years. Ganymede, Jupiter's largest satellite, is at the lower left. Jupiter is 71,492 km in diameter and North is at 11:30. Date/Time: 1979-01-24; Voyager 1; NASA Image ID number: P-20945; Instrument: Narrow Angle Vidicon Camera.

Voyager 1 image of Jupiter its two closest Galilean satellites, Io and Europa. Io is the yellowish moon to the left center, directly in front of the Great Red Spot and Europa is the white moon close to the center of the frame. Io is 6340 km in diameter and is orbiting 350,000 km above the planet. Europa's diameter is 3120 km and it is 600,000 km above Jupiter. The image was taken from a distance of 20 million km on 13 February 1979. Jupiter is 71,492 km in diameter and north is at 11:00. This image was originally released 2/21/79 as P21082. It has been reprocessed to more accurately represent the true color of Jupiter. Date/Time: 1979-02-13; Voyager 1; NASA Image ID number: P-46599; Instrument: Narrow Angle Vidicon Camera.

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