This image of Jupiter’s moon Io was created from several frames taken by Voyager 1 in 1979. Io is about 500,000 miles away from the spacecraft here.
HEY! Say cheese earth! Your getting you picture taken! Ah look, is that smile. Just adorable!
That is on image #8, were earth is shown...
Almost 20 years ago, when I tried to ask the photo shop to frame a few photos of Jupiter I bought from NASA, they asked me if those photos were real. Back then before the web, it wasn't as common for the public to see the real photos of other planets.
It was truly a wonder to be able to see closeup photos of the planets and blur photos of stars back then.
I've played pool with a cue ball that looked just like that pic of Io...hope that doesn't get the conspiracy mill going.
I can't believe V 1 is still alive after 30+ years! It has done much for the understanding of our cosmos.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.
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