Pioneer 11

I’m a couple days late, but this is the 40th anniversary of the launch of Pioneer 11. This was a low budget project in preparation of the Voyagers, but it still gathered important information and some nice pictures. Such as this one of Jupiter (Credit: NASA Ames):

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and this one of Saturn (Credit: NASA Ames):

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And here’s a completely different picture, the mountains of Alaska (Credit: NASA/Goddard/Christy Hansen):

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