PHOTO OF THE DAY: NASA’s Voyager 1 Probe Captures Jupiter’s ‘Great Red Spot’
By NASA information center // August 19, 2022
twin Voyager probes are NASA’s longest-operating mission
(NASA) – Launched in 1977, the twin Voyager probes are NASA’s longest-operating mission and the only spacecraft ever to explore interstellar space.
45 years on, Voyager 1 and 2 continue to provide us with observations of the farthest reaches of space.
Our Voyager 1 spacecraft zoomed toward Jupiter in January and February 1979, capturing hundreds of images of Jupiter during its approach, including this close-up of swirling clouds around Jupiter’s Great Red Spot.
Learn more about Voyager: Voyager, NASA’s Longest-Lived Mission, Logs 45 Years in Space
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