nice images to start the day...;-)
NASA has opened its photo scrapbook to remember the Pioneer 10 spacecraft, which on 4 December 1973 passed within 130,000km of Jupiter, in the process returning some decidedly non-hi-res snaps. Pioneer 10 images of Jupiter. Pics: NASA The agency explains: "Launched on March 2, 1972, Pioneer 10 was the first spacecraft to …
Nowhere near good enough! I want to take pictures of Jupiter like that, from where I'm standing now. On my phone. I expect perfection, naturally.
I don't see why that's any more ludicrous than the people videoing The Rolling Stones on their phone, from the back of the stadium...
"people videoing The Rolling Stones on their phone, from the back of the stadium"
Or the ones whipping out their cameras to take pictures of the Olympic opening ceremony or solar eclipses, after making sure that their flash is on of course. After all, they want every hair on the head of the guy in front of them to be perfectly illuminated
Interesting article, but our author could have included New Horizon's flyby of Jupiter on February 28, 2007.
New Horizon came within about 32 Jovian radii (3 Gm or 3M km) of Jupiter as it used the planet for a gravity assist to speed it's way to study the Pluto/Charon system.
Bread and circuses for the credulous. These so-called "images" were all hand painted in a secret NASA studio and photographed using specially nerfed cameras with conventional film. No need at all for expensive spaceships.
Indeed I recognize those so-called "Pioneer 10" photos as being derived from art on a card given away with Mr Softee "Zoom" ice-lollies in 1966.
"Milk"? I fear in your haste to fabricate a counter claim you have selected the wrong confection.
"Zoom" and its Walls-owned knock-off stick-mounted rocketry-themed refreshment "Sky Ray" were both what is known in the trade as "water ice". A bit of flavoured syrup, some water in a mould. Add stick. Fast freeze. Add more water c/w different syrup and freeze. Do that again to provide enticing three-stage frozen snack. Wrap in paper with secret pocket containing delightful card of same format as cigarette cards and tea cards. Sell to children, who will save wrappers and send 2 shillings or so for an album in which to keep the cards.
Milk superfluous to needs.
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