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Io Erupting (Voyager 1)

September 26, 2009 Chris Carosa 1

We might have discovered this six years earlier if not for a glitch. Of the thousands of commands sent to Pioneer 10 during the 24 days of its Jupiter encounter, only one was lost due to those radiation belts. It could have been one just like this.

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Sights Nominees

February 15, 2009 Chris Carosa 0

We spy on these spectacular objects, whose true beauty can only be revealed once the photographic plate has remembered far more photons than the human eye can ever hope to collect in an instant.