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The Jupiter system through the eyes of Voyager 1

January 1, 1979
The cameras aboard Voyager 1 have provided a closeup view of the Jupiter system, revealing heretofore unknown characteristics and phenomena associated with the planet's atmosphere and the surfaces of its five major satellites. On Jupiter itself, atmospheric motions—the interaction of cloud systems—display complex vorticity. On its dark side, lightning and auroras are observed. A ring was discovered surrounding Jupiter. The satellite surfaces display dramatic differences including extensive active volcanism on Io, complex tectonism on Ganymede and possibly Europa, and flattened remnants of enormous impact features on Callisto.
Publication Year 1979
Title The Jupiter system through the eyes of Voyager 1
DOI 10.1126/science.204.4396.951
Authors B.A. Smith, L. A. Soderblom, T. V. Johnson, A.P. Ingersoll, S.A. Collins, E.M. Shoemaker, G.E. Hunt, H. Masursky, M. H. Carr, M. E. Davies, A.F. Cook, J. Boyce, G. E. Danielson, Timothy W. Owen, C. Sagan, R.F. Beebe, J. Veverka, R.G. Strom, J.F. McCauley, D. Morrison, G.A. Briggs, V.E. Suomi
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Science
Index ID 70012424
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse