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The Jupiter System Through the Eyes of Voyager 1

Science  01 Jun 1979:
Vol. 204, Issue 4396, pp. 951-972
DOI: 10.1126/science.204.4396.951

Abstract

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 volcanismn on Io, complex tectonism on Ganymnede and possibly Europa, and flattened remnants of enormous impact features on Callisto.

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