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Jupiter as imaged by New Horizons
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- Title Jupiter as imaged by New Horizons
- Released 02/03/2007 3:31 pm
- Copyright NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute
This image of Jupiter is produced from a 2x2 mosaic of photos taken by the New Horizons Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI), and assembled by the LORRI team at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
The telescopic camera snapped the images during a 3-minute, 35-second span on February 10, when the spacecraft was 29 million kilometres from Jupiter. At this distance, Jupiter's diameter was 1,015 LORRI pixels - nearly filling the imager's entire (1,024-by-1,024 pixel) field of view. Features as small as 290 kilometers are visible.