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The New Horizons mission to Pluto took this image in February 2007 during a Jupiter gravity assist. Because of the filter used, this image indicates the methane levels in Jupiter's atmosphere: bright regions have less methane, darker regions have more.
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01/14/09
The Cassini spacecraft captured this detailed view of Jupiter in December 2000 while enroute to Saturn. The dark belts and light-colored zones of Jupiter's cloud bands are organized by planet-girdling winds which reach speeds of up to 500 kilometers per hour. Toward the Jovian poles though, the cloud structures become more mottled and convoluted. This striking equator-to-pole change in cloud patterns is not presently understood but may be due in part to the effect of Jupiter's rapid rotation or to convection vortices generated at high latitudes by the massive planet's internal heat loss. Photo Credit: Cassini Imaging Team, Cassini Project, NASA.
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Saturn
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01/14/09
Voyager 1 took photos of Jupiter and two of its satellites (Io, left, and Europa) on Feb. 13, 1979. This photo was assembled from three black and white negatives by the Image Processing Lab at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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This image acquired by the Galileo spacecraft shows two volcanic plumes on Jupiter's moon Io. One plume was captured on the bright limb or edge of the moon, erupting over a caldera (volcanic depression) named Pillan Patera. The second plume, seen near the terminator, the boundary between day and night, is called Prometheus. The shadow of the airborne plume can be seen extending to the right of the eruption vent. (The vent is near the center of the bright and dark rings).
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01/14/09

Model of Europa's interior. The moon is thought to have a metallic core surrounded by a rocky interior, and then a global ocean on top of that surrounded by a shell of water ice.
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01/14/09
Mercury
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01/14/09
This collage shows images of some of Saturn´ other moons.
Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
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01/14/09
Jupiter's rings are seen in a mosaic of five images taken by the Solid
State Imaging camera aboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
Credit: NASA JPL
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01/14/09
This image shows a time-integrated photo of one of the Omega laser
experiments.
Credit: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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01/14/09

Arc-shaped troughs (black and white arrows) extend 100s of kilometers on the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. These enigmatic features are likely fractures resulting from a shift in Europa's spin axis. Vertical scale bar (right) is 100 km.
Credit: P. Schenk/NASA/LPI
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01/14/09
This false-color mosaic highlights the differences in ice at Enceladus' surface. Greenish areas are deposits of coarser grained ice and solid boulders. Whitish deposits represent finer grained ice.
Image credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
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01/14/09
Artist's impression of the remote-controlled submersible investigating an underwater environment.
Credit: Ã…STC, Uppsala University
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01/14/09
Prototype miniature submersible.
Credit: Ã…STC, Uppsala University
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01/14/09
NASA´ Juno probe is seen orbiting Jupiter in an artist´ impression. Juno will carry several instruments, including the Jovian Infra-Red Auroral Mapper (JIRAM), which will probe the planet´ atmosphere and the auroras generated by interaction between the atmosphere and intense radiation trapped by the giant planet´ magnetic field. The detailed structure of Jupiter´ atmosphere is key to understanding the processes that formed both our solar system, and planets around other stars.
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01/14/09

Jupiter´ aurora, as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope. The JIRAM probe aboard Juno will provide a more detailed look at Jupiter´ version of the Earth´ Northern Lights.
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01/14/09
Jupiter and Galilean moons to scale. Io is the moon at the top of this image, followed by Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto. The image of Callisto is from the Voyager 2 spacecraft; the other images are from the Galileo mission.
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The Sentry autonomous underwater vehicle (left) meets the pilot-controlled submersible Alvin during a testing expedition off Bermuda in April 2006. Credit: Chris German, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
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01/14/09
Active hydrothermal vents known as "black smokers" spew out superheated water rich in chemicals that support complex ecosystems.
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01/14/09
Tubeworms are common inhabitants of the waters surrounding deep-sea hydrothermal vents. They survive through a symbiotic relationship with bacteria that live inside their plumes. Credit: Nicolle Rager Fuller, National Science Foundation
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01/14/09

An artist's representation of a gas giant exoplanet with a habitable moon. Credit: Andy McLatchie
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01/14/09
Cassini captured this stunning mosaic on October 5, after coming within 25 kilometers of the surface. Craters and cratered terrains are rare in this view of the southern region of the moon's Saturn-facing hemisphere. Instead, the surface shows evidence of tectonic activity, such as fractures, folds and ridges. Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
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01/14/09
During two close flybys of Enceladus in 2008, Cassini acquired several very high-resolution images of specific regions of the south polar terrain. Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
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01/14/09
Jupiter radiation belts
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05/27/09
Europa surface cracks
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05/27/09

aurora on Jupiter
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05/27/09
Jupiter magnetic field
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05/27/09
south pole of Titan
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05/27/09
JupiterVoyager
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10/30/09
IoVoyager
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10/30/09

NeptuneDarkSpot
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10/30/09
VolcanicTriton
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10/30/09
NeptuneMoons
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10/30/09
Triton and Neptune
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04/08/10
Triton from Voyager
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04/08/10

Jovian Flash
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09/13/10
Jovian Flashes
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09/13/10
Jovian Flash 3
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09/13/10
Triton
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10/01/10
Europa Cracks
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10/05/10

True and False Uranus
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01/22/11
Miranda closeup
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01/22/11
Ariel terrain
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01/22/11
Jupiter Aurora
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04/19/11
Io Magma ocean
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05/16/11

Surfer waves on Saturn
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06/08/11
Neptune animation
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06/30/11
Neptune atmosphere
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06/30/11
JIMO image
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08/30/11
Voyager 2 Uranus
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10/07/11

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