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Jupiter and the Voyager mission

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
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Edited by: Henry Spall

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Abstract

In 1977, the United States launched two unmanned Voyager spacecraft that were to take part in an extensive reconnaissance of the outer planets over a 12-year period visiting the environs of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Their first encounter was with the complex Jupiter planetary system 400 million miles away. Sweeping by Jupiter and its five moons in 1979, the two spacecraft have sent back to Earth an enormous amount of data that will prove to be vital in understanding our solar system. Voyager 1 is scheduled to fly past Saturn on November 13 of this year; Voyager 2, in August of the following year. 

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Jupiter and the Voyager mission
Series title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume 12
Issue 4
Year Published 1980
Language English
Publisher U.S Geological Survey
Description 3 p.
First page 128
Last page 130
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