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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-01-31 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument captures a polar vortex moving from Central Canada into the U.S. Midwest from January 20 through January 29, 2019.
PIA22823:
AIRS Captures Polar Vortex
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-21 Earth Terra
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This image sequence shows views from five of nine cameras on the MISR instrument, onboard NASA's Terra satellite, a few minutes after a bright meteor exploded over the Bering Sea on Dec. 18, 2018.
PIA22825:
MISR Images Fireball Over Bering Sea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-17 Earth SMAP
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This animation shows a time lapse of sea surface salinity and soil moisture from NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite from April 2015 through February 2019.
PIA23146:
SMAP Sea Surface Salinity and Soil Moisture Time Lapse
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-23 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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This time series shows carbon monoxide associated with fires from the Amazon region in Brazil from Aug. 8-22, 2019.
PIA23356:
NASA's AIRS Maps Carbon Monoxide from Brazil Fires
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-29 Earth CloudSat
Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR)
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Data from NASA's CloudSat satellite, acquired on Aug., 2019, at 2 p.m. EDT (11 a.m. PDT) was used to make this 3D animation of then-Tropical Storm Dorian. It shows cloud heights extending 9 miles (15 kilometers) into the atmosphere.
PIA23359:
NASA's CloudSat Images Dorian in 3D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-09-04 Earth CubeSat
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Hurricane Dorian off the coast of Florida, as seen by the small satellite TEMPEST-D at 2 a.m. EDT on Sep. 3, 2019 (11 p.m PDT on Sept. 2, 2019). The layers in the animation reveal slices of the hurricane from four depths.
PIA23431:
TEMPEST-D CubeSat Sees Hurricane Dorian in 3D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-15 Earth UAVSAR
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A NASA aircraft equipped with Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) flew above California fires on Sept. 3 and 10 to examine the ground below.
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NASA's UAVSAR Flights Observe California Fires
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-06-07 Earth Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-3)
OCO-3
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This animation shows the accumulation of data from NASA's OCO-3 instrument used to create a map of carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations that covers about 50 square miles (80 square kilometers) of the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
PIA24523:
Carbon Dioxide Over the L.A. Metropolitan Area
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-07-08 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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The AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite collected temperature readings in the atmosphere and at the surface during an unprecedented heat wave in the Pacific Northwest and western Canada that started around June 26.
PIA24537:
Heat Wave Surface Temperature
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-07-15 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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The AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite collected temperature readings in the atmosphere and at the surface during an unprecedented heat wave in the southwestern U.S. from July 1 to July 12, 2021.
PIA23693:
July 2021 Heat Wave Surface Temperature
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-07-29 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's ECOSTRESS instrument captured ground-surface temperature data over southern Oregon's Bootleg Fire from July 7 to July 22. Areas in red show the fire front, where resources are needed most.
PIA23695:
ECOSTRESS Views 2021 Southern Oregon Bootleg Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-07-29 Earth ECOSTRESS
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NASA's ECOSTRESS instrument captured ground-surface temperature data over northern California's Dixie Fire from July 15 to July 24. Areas in red show the fire front, where resources are needed most.
PIA23696:
ECOSTRESS Views 2021 Northern California Dixie Fire
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-01-04 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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This animation, derived from AIRS instrument data aboard NASA's Aqua satellite, shows a nearly 20-year record of temperature anomalies for two layers in Earth's atmosphere.
PIA24139:
AIRS Temperature Anomalies
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-11-14 Earth Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT)
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This animation, created in 2012, shows the increasing clarity and detail of measurements of sea height made by successive satellite altimeters launched by NASA and other agencies over the past four decades.
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SWOT Satellite will Improve Clarity and Detail of Sea Height Measurements
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-01-10 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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The AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured a series of storms as they dumped record amounts of rain in some parts of California, causing flooding, and damaging infrastructure.
PIA25597:
California Atmospheric River Storms Captured by NASA's AIRS
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-05-12 Earth Sentinel-6/Jason-CS
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This animation shows Kelvin waves moving across the equatorial Pacific Ocean from west to east during March and April, 2023. The signals can be an early sign of El Niño, and were detected by the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite.
PIA25776:
Early El Niño Signs
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-08-08 Earth Suomi NPP
VIIRS
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Amid a record heat wave in July, the Phoenix area saw surfaces such as roads and buildings stay hot long after sunset, as documented in NASA-NOAA satellite data that was used to produce this series of maps.
PIA25868:
Phoenix Land-Surface Temperatures Documented Amid Record Heat
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-08-18 Earth Aqua
AIRS
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NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) captured Hurricane Hilary on the morning of Aug. 18, 2023, when it was a Category 4 storm roughly 470 miles (760 kilometers) south of Baja California.
PIA25779:
Hurricane Hilary Captured by NASA's AIRS
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-10-18 Earth Sentinel-6/Jason-CS
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The maps in the animation show sea levels in the Pacific Ocean during early October of 1997, 2015, and 2023, in the run up to El Niño events.
PIA26099:
Comparing Sea Level During El Niño Events
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Add Image to Favorite List 2023-10-30 Earth SWOT
KaRIn
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This animation shows global sea level data collected by the Surface Water and Ocean Topography satellite from July 26 to Aug. 16, 2023.
PIA26100:
SWOT's Detailed View of Global Sea Level
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-04-15 Earth SWOT
KaRIn
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Water depths in Death Valley's temporary lake ranged between about 3 feet (or 1 meter, shown in dark blue) to less than 1.5 feet (0.5 meters, light yellow) from February through early March.
PIA26184:
SWOT Death Valley Lake Depth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-04-27 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Magnetometer
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NASA's Cassini magnetometer instrument detected an atmosphere around Enceladus during the Feb. 17, 2005, flyby and again during a March 9, 2005, flyby. This audio file is based on the data collected from that instrument.
PIA07869:
Sounds of Enceladus Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-26 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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As it swooped past the south pole of Saturn's moon Enceladus on July 14, 2005, NASA's Cassini spacecraft acquired increasingly high-resolution views of this puzzling ice world.
PIA06253:
Zooming In On Enceladus (Movie) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-08-31 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Composite Infrared Spectrometer
Imaging Science Subsystem
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
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This frame from an animation shows NASA's Cassini spacecraft approaching Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. It shows the highest resolution images obtained of the moon's surface.
PIA03554:
Enceladus Animation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-06 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Jets of icy particles burst from Saturn's moon Enceladus in this brief movie sequence of four images taken on Nov. 27, 2005. The discovery of active eruptions on a third outer solar system body is one of the great highlights of NASA's Cassini mission.
PIA07762:
Enceladus Plume Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-03-26 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
UVIS
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New structure, density and composition measurements of Enceladus' water plume were obtained when NASA's Cassini spacecraft's Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph observed the star zeta Orionis pass behind the plume Oct. 24, 2007, as seen in this image.
PIA10354:
Stellar Data on Plume Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-15 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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The most prominent jets of vapor and icy particles emerging from the south polar terrain of Saturn's moon Enceladus are shown here in graphical form in a movie clip of a 'rotating' Enceladus. Video created based on images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11136:
Enceladus' Jets Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-15 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This video demonstrates two examples of the interpretation of tectonic spreading along the 'tiger stripe' fractures in the south polar terrain of Saturn's moon Enceladus. This video was created based on images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA11137:
Reconstructing the Past on Enceladus Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-01 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Synthetic-Aperture Radar (SAR)
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This image shows rough ice in the southern part of Saturn's moon Enceladus. It was created using synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) data acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Nov. 6, 2011.
PIA15170:
Enceladus Sparkle Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-01 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Synthetic-Aperture Radar (SAR)
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This image using synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) data acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows grooves in the southern part of Saturn's moon Enceladus.
PIA15171:
Groovy Enceladus Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-01 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Synthetic-Aperture Radar (SAR)
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft obtained this view of the south polar area of Saturn's moon Enceladus in visible and near-visible (ultraviolet and infrared) light and synthetic-aperture radar (SAR).
PIA15172:
Southern Enceladus in Radar View Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-28 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
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This graphic shows a 3-D model of 98 geysers whose source locations and tilts were found in a NASA Cassini imaging survey of Enceladus' south polar terrain by the method of triangulation.
PIA17186:
Geyser Basin in 3-D Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-06 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This simulation, which begins and ends with a real image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, demonstrates how the appearance of discrete jets could be an optical illusion that varies based on viewing geometry.
PIA19060:
Icy Curtain Eruptions on Enceladus Create an Illusion of Discrete Jets (Simulation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-26 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This frame from a sequence of images, captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows changes in the brightness of the Enceladus plume during a 6.5-hour observation.
PIA17198:
Changing View of the Enceladus Plume Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-08 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is the last dedicated observation of the Enceladus plume, taken Aug. 28, 2017.
PIA21887:
Last Enceladus Plume Observation Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-15 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's active, ocean-bearing moon Enceladus sinks behind the giant planet in a farewell portrait from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This view of Enceladus was taken by the Cassini spacecraft on Sept. 13, 2017.
PIA21889:
Enceladus Setting Behind Saturn (Image & Movie)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-18 Enceladus Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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New composite images made from NASA's Cassini spacecraft data are the most detailed global infrared views ever produced of Saturn's moon Enceladus.
PIA24023:
Enceladus in the Infrared
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-22 Epimetheus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Three of Saturn's moons swim past in this frame from a movie sequence of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. These sequences, called mutual events, are useful for refining scientists' understanding the orbits of the moons.
PIA07802:
Staying with Epimetheus Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-12-13 Europa 637x361x3
In this image, Europa is seen in a cutaway view through two cycles of its 3.5 day orbit about the giant planet Jupiter. Like Earth, Europa is thought to have an iron core, a rocky mantle and a surface ocean of salty water. Animation available at the Photo
PIA10149:
Europa Tide Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-01-17 Europa Europa Lander
Landing System
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Engineers test the mechanical landing system for the proposed Europa Lander project at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Sept. 15, 2022.
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Testing a Landing Gear for Potential Future Landing on Europa
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-01-17 Europa Europa Lander
Landing System
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Engineer Matthew Cameron-Hooper performs a checkout on some systems of the Europa Lander landing gear testbed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California on May 27, 2022.
PIA26200:
System Checkouts on Testbed for Europa Lander Landing Gear
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-17 Ganymede Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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A simulated flyover of an area on Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede, based on images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, takes the viewer over rugged, ancient terrain that is interrupted by a bright icy swath of more recent surfacing.
PIA02583:
Arbela Sulcus Flyover Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-12 Ganymede Galileo
Voyager
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This is a frame from an animation of a rotating globe of Jupiter's moon Ganymede, with a geologic map superimposed over a global color mosaic, incorporating the best available imagery from NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft, and Galileo spacecraft.
PIA17902:
Rotating Globe of Ganymede Geology Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2022-12-14 Ganymede Juno
Jovian Auroral Distributions Experiment (JADE)
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This animation illustrates how the magnetic field surrounding Jupiter's moon Ganymede interacts with and disrupts the magnetic field surrounding Jupiter.
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NASA's Juno Mission Explores the Magnetic Connection Between Jupiter and Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-31 GJ 3685A Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Telescope
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This image taken by NASA'S Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows one of the largest flares, or star eruptions, ever recorded at ultraviolet wavelengths. This star is called GJ 3685A.
PIA07249:
Dwarf Star Erupts in Giant Flare Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-26 Hartley 2 EPOXI
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image from NASA's EPOXI mission shows Hartley 2 moving across the background field of stars. The coma, or cloud of gas and dust around the comet, expands and brightens over this time period. Animation available at the Photojournal.
PIA13547:
Hartley 2 on the Move
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-26 Hartley 2 EPOXI
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This artist's concept shows a view of NASA's EPOXI mission spacecraft during its Nov. 4, 2010 flyby of comet Hartley 2. The fluffy shell around the comet, called a coma, is made up of gas and dust that blew off the comet's core, or nucleus.
PIA13548:
Comet Hartley 2 Gets a Visitor (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-04 Hartley 2 EPOXI
High Resolution Instrument (HRI)
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft's High- and Medium-Resolution Imagers (HRI and MRI) captured multiple jets emanating from comet Hartley 2 turning on and off while the spacecraft is 8 million kilometers (5 million miles) away from the comet.
PIA13568:
Spacecraft Images Comet Target's Jets Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-05 Hartley 2 EPOXI
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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Image taken by NASA's EPOXI mission spacecraft during its flyby of comet Hartley 2 on Nov. 4, 2010. The spacecraft came within about 700 kilometers (435 miles) of the comet's nucleus at the time of closest approach.
PIA13602:
Flight of the Comet Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-18 Hartley 2 EPOXI
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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Images obtained by NASA's EPOXI mission spacecraft show an active end of the nucleus of comet Hartley 2. Icy particles spew from the surface. Most of these particles are traveling with the nucleus; fluffy 'snowballs' about 3 centimeters to 30 centimeters.
PIA13625:
Icy Particle Spray Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-18 Hartley 2 EPOXI
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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Icy particles in the cloud around Hartley 2, as seen by NASA's EPOXI mission spacecraft. A star moving through the background is marked with red and moves in a particular direction, with a particular speed; icy particles move in random directions.
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Tracking "Snowballs" Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-09 HD 149026b Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's concept illustrates the hottest planet yet observed in the universe. The scorching ball of gas, a 'hot Jupiter' called HD 149026b, is about 3 times hotter than the rocky surface of Venus, the hottest planet in our solar system.
PIA09378:
Blacker than Black (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-10 HD 172555 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's concept shows a celestial body about the size of our moon slamming at great speed into a body the size of Mercury. NASA's Spitzer found evidence that a high-speed collision of this sort occurred a few thousand years ago around a young star.
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Planetary Demolition Derby (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-09 HD 189733b Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This image shows the first-ever map of the surface of an exoplanet, or a planet beyond our solar system. Showing temperature variations across the cloudy tops of a gas giant called HD 189733b, the infrared data is taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA09376:
First Map of Alien World (animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-09 HD 189733b Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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Scientists using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope were able to create the first-ever map of the surface of a planet beyond our solar system. The planet, a hot and cloudy gas giant is called HD 189733b.
PIA09377:
How to Map a Very Faraway Planet (animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-04-20 HD 69830 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's concept shows what the night sky might look like from a hypothetical alien planet in a star system with an asteroid belt 25 times as massive as the one in our own solar system.
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Alien Asteroid Belt Compared to our Own (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-04-20 HD 69830 Spitzer Space Telescope
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Evidence for this possible belt was discovered by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope when it spotted warm dust around the star, presumably from asteroids smashing together. This is an artist's concept.
PIA07854:
Band of Rubble (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-11 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This frame from a movie sequence provides the record of NASA's Cassini spacecraft's first close brush with Hyperion, Saturn's chaotically tumbling moon.
PIA06243:
Encountering Hyperion (Movie) Animation Icon
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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The tumbling and irregularly shaped moon Hyperion rotates away from NASA's Cassini spacecraft in this image taken during a 

distant encounter on Dec. 23, 2005. Hyperion (174 miles across) is covered with closely packed and deeply etched pits.
PIA07683:
Rough and Tumble Hyperion (Movie) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-29 Hyperion Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's moon Hyperion appears to tumble toward NASA's Cassini in this frame from a movie that shows variations in color across the moon's surface.
PIA08349:
Multicolor Hyperion Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-06 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's two-faced moon tilts and rotates for NASA's Cassini spacecraft in this mesmerizing image acquired during the spacecraft's close encounter with Iapetus on Nov. 12, 2005.
PIA07766:
Iapetus Spins and Tilts Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-15 Iapetus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft sails low over the surface of Iapetus on approach to its close encounter with the enigmatic moon on Sept. 10, 2007.
PIA08404:
Flight over Iapetus Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-11-04 Io Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This archival frame from an animation obtained Sept. 1996, is part of a sequence of full disk Io images taken prior to NASA's Galileo orbiter's second encounter with Ganymede.
PIA01073:
Io Plume Monitoring (frames 1-36) Animation Icon
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VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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During its 1979 flyby, NASA's Voyager 2 observed Io only from a distance. However, the volcanic activity discovered by Voyager 1 months earlier was readily visible.
PIA02857:
Io Rotation Movie Animation Icon
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VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Voyager 2 observed Io on the far side of Jupiter in this set of images. This sequence of nine images was collected using the Green filter from about 1.2 million kilometers.
PIA02858:
Jupiter-shine' on Io Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-05-31 Io Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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During an eclipse of Jupiter's moon Io on January 1, 2001, NASA's Cassini spacecraft recorded glows from auroras and volcanoes on Io.
PIA03450:
Io Color Eclipse Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-04-02 Io Galileo
Voyager
Solid-State Imaging
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This basemap of Jupiter's moon Io was produced by combining the best images from both NASA's Voyager 1 and Galileo Missions.
PIA09257:
Io in Motion Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-01 Io New Horizons
LORRI
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Tvashtar Movie
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Tvashtar Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-14 Io New Horizons
LORRI
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This five-frame sequence of New Horizons images captures the giant plume from Io's Tvashtar volcano. These were snapped by the probe's Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) as the spacecraft flew past Jupiter earlier this year.
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Tvashtar in Motion Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-12 Io Galileo
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This graphic shows the internal structure of Jupiter's moon Io as revealed by data from NASA's Galileo spacecraft. Io is bathed in magnetic field lines (shown in blue) that connect the north polar region of Jupiter to the planet's south polar region.
PIA14116:
Io's "Sounding Signal" Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-13 Io Juno
JIRAM
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This infrared image of the southern hemisphere of Jupiter's moon Io was derived from data collected by the Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument aboard NASA's Juno spacecraft on Dec. 16, 2017.
PIA22599:
Jupiter Moon Io in Infrared Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-04-18 Io Juno
JunoCam
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This animation is an artist's concept of Loki Patera, a lava lake on Jupiter's moon Io, made using data from the JunoCam imager aboard NASA's Juno spacecraft.
PIA26293:
Looking Into Io's Loki Patera (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-04-18 Io Juno
JunoCam
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Created using data collected by the JunoCam imager aboard NASA's Juno during flybys in December 2023 and February 2024, this animation is an artist's concept of a feature on the Jovian moon Io that the mission science team nicknamed Steeple Mountain.
PIA26294:
Io's 'Steeple Mountain' (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-05 ISON Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This frame from an animation series of images of comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) was taken by the Medium-Resolution Imager of NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft over a 36-hour period on Jan. 17 and 18, 2013.
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NASA'S Deep Impact Spacecraft Images Comet ISON Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-02 ISON Hubble Space Telescope
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Superficially resembling a skyrocket, Comet ISON is hurtling toward the Sun at a whopping 48,000 miles per hour in this still from a Hubble animation.
PIA17483:
Comet ISON Brings Holiday Fireworks Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-21 Janus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's icy, impact-riddled moon Mimas slips briefly in front of Saturn's moon Janus in this frame from a movie from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA06221:
Mimas Occults Janus Animation Icon
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Sunlight passing through the Cassini Division between Saturn's A and B rings sweeps across and illuminates the surface of the moon Janus in this image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Go to the Photojournal to view the animation.
PIA11694:
Ring Shadows on Janus Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-11-04 Jupiter Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This archival frame from an animation obtained June 26, 1996, by NASA's Galileo orbiter, shows dynamics of Jupiter's Great Red Spot.
PIA01083:
Dynamics of Jupiter's Great Red Spot in the Near-infrared Animation Icon
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Solid-State Imaging
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This image from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) taken on July 21, 1997, shows sand dunes in the polar regions as they are beginning to defrost after a long, cold winter.
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Motion in Jupiter's Atmospheric Vortices (Near-infrared filters) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-03-26 Jupiter Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Three sets of observations, each taken one hour apart, illustrate dynamics in this region of Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere. Images were taken at a range of 1.1 million kilometers by the Solid State Imaging (CCD) system aboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
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Dynamics of Jupiter's Long-lived White Ovals Animation Icon
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Solid-State Imaging
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These two observations, taken one hour apart, illustrate the winds around a white oval on Jupiter which is the result of the historic merger of two classic white ovals at 33 degrees south planetocentric latitude. Images from NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
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Dynamics after Historic Merger of Storms on Jupiter Animation Icon
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Solid-State Imaging
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Three sets of observations, each taken one hour apart, illustrate dynamics in this region of Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere. These images were taken by the Solid State Imaging (CCD) system aboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
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Dynamics of Jupiter's Long-lived White Ovals Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-06 Jupiter Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This frame from a movie records an eruptive event in the southern hemisphere of Jupiter over a period of 8 Jupiter days. As NASA's Voyager 2 approached Jupiter in 1979, it took images of the planet at regular intervals.
PIA02257:
Voyager 2 Jupiter Eruption Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-04-06 Jupiter Voyager
VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This frame from a movie shows a portion of Jupiter in the southern hemisphere over 17 Jupiter days. As NASA's Voyager 1 approached Jupiter in 1979, it took images of the planet at regular intervals.
PIA02258:
Voyager 1 Jupiter Southern Hemisphere Movie Animation Icon
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VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This frame from a movie shows the portion of Jupiter around the Great Red Spot as it swirls through more than 60 Jupiter days. As NASA's Voyager 1 approached Jupiter in 1979, it took images of the planet at regular intervals.
PIA02259:
Voyager 1 Red Spot Movie Animation Icon
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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This frame from a movie shows counterclockwise atmospheric motion around Jupiter's Great Red Spot. Image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during seven separate rotations of Jupiter between Oct. 1 and Oct. 5, 2000.
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Red Spot Movie Animation Icon
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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The view is of the opposite side of the planet from Jupiter's Great Red Spot as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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Processed Movie of Zonal Jets Animation Icon
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Imaging Science Subsystem
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Jupiter's high-altitude clouds are seen in this still image made from seven frames taken by the narrow-angle camera of NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA02850:
Movie of High Clouds on Jupiter Animation Icon
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VG ISS - Narrow Angle
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This is a frame from the original Voyager 'Blue Movie' (so named because it was built from Blue filter images). It records the approach of NASA's Voyager 1 during a period of over 60 Jupiter days.
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Voyager 1 "Blue Movie" Animation Icon
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Imaging Science Subsystem
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The frame from the first color movie of Jupiter from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows what it would look like to peel the entire globe of Jupiter, stretch it out on a wall into the form of a rectangular map, and watch its atmosphere evolve with time.
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Planetwide Color Movie Animation Icon
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Imaging Science Subsystem
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This brief movie clip (of which the release image is a still frame), taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft as it approached Jupiter, shows the motions, over a 16 hour-period, of two satellites embedded in Jupiter's ring.
PIA02872:
Satellite Rings Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-05 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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Glowing spots of hot lava and ethereal auroral emissions are highlighted against blackness in this sequence of 48 frames captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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Io in Eclipse, Movie Animation Icon
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Imaging Science Subsystem
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Bands of eastward and westward winds on Jupiter appear as concentric rotating circles in this frame from a movie composed of NASA Cassini spacecraft images that have been re-projected as if the viewer were looking down at Jupiter's north pole.
PIA03452:
Jupiter Polar Winds Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-16 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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Persistent polar storms and zonal winds on Jupiter can be seen in this magnified quadrant from a movie projecting images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft as if the viewer were looking down at Jupiter's north pole and the planet were flattened.
PIA03453:
Jupiter Polar Winds Movie Blowup Animation Icon
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Imaging Science Subsystem
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This frame from a global movie of 70 days of Jupiter's cloud movements photographed by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows that zones of eastward and westward winds cover the planet virtually from pole to pole.
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70 Days of Jupiter Winds Animation Icon
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LORRI
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Shepherd Moons
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Shepherd Moons Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-09 Jupiter New Horizons
LEISA
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In this frame from a movie, put together from false-color images taken by the New Horizons Ralph instrument as the spacecraft flew past Jupiter in early 2007, show ammonia clouds (appearing as bright blue areas) as they form and disperse.
PIA09922:
Ammonia Clouds on Jupiter Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-07 Jupiter IRTF
Juno
Infrared Telescope
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This still from an animation of four images shows Jupiter in infrared light as seen by NASA's InfraRed Telescope Facility, or IRTF, on May 16, 2015. The observations were obtained in support of NASA's Juno mission.
PIA19640:
Jupiter's Infrared Glow Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-15 Jupiter Galileo
Voyager
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This frame from an animation shows Jupiter's volcanic moon Io as seen by NASA's Voyager and Galileo spacecraft (at left) and the pattern of heat flow from 242 active volcanoes (at right).
PIA19655:
Map of Io's Volcanic Heat Flow Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-13 Jupiter Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC3
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Scientists produced new global maps of Jupiter using the Wide Field Camera 3 on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. One color map is shown here, projected onto a globe and as a flat image.
PIA19643:
Spinning Jupiter and Global Map Animation Icon
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