Artist's Concept of Voyager
Date: 1 Jan 1990
Artist's concept of Voyager in flight.
What Scientists/Engineers Say About This Image:
"For a cornucopia of sheer eye-opening wonder and revelation of the unexpected, it is hard to match Voyager. From its stunning time lapse movies of Jupiter's boiling and churning atmosphere; to the volcanoes of Io and the pristine, fractured surfaces of the Galilean moons; to the stunning filigreed and (in stretched images) rainbow-colored rings of Saturn and the dense atmosphere of Titan; to the more serene ice giants Uranus and Neptune, and their never-before-seen tinsel-like ring systems, Voyager was seeing worlds for the first time that humanity had never seen as anything but points of light, seeing structure where we expected none. The abundance of the exploration -- four giant planets and their moons and rings -- and the fact that Jupiter and Saturn were both seen in two different geometries, as well as my own involvement and ability to work with many of the founding superstars of planetary science, made Voyager my most intense and unforgettable personal experience."
-- Jeff Cuzzi: Research Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center
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