of Jupiter began in January 1979, when images of the brightly
banded planet already exceeded the best taken from Earth.
Voyager 1 completed its Jupiter encounter in early April,
after taking almost 19,000 pictures and many other scientific
measurements. Voyager 2 picked up the baton in late April
and its encounter continued into August. They took more
than 33,000 pictures of Jupiter and its five major satellites.
a summary of the more important science results from the
Voyager encounters with Jupiter, click here.
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