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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Jupiter Voyager
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This computer generated map of Jupiter was made from 10 color images of Jupiter taken Feb. 1, 1979, by NASA's Voyager 1, during a single, 10 hour rotation of the planet.
PIA00011:
Cylindrical Projection of Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Jupiter Voyager
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This view of the region just to the Southeast of the Great Red Spot was taken by NASA's Voyager 1 on March 4, 1979 at a distance of 1,100,000 miles (1,800,000 km).
PIA00017:
Cloud Layers Southeast of the Great Red Spot
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Jupiter Voyager
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This color view of the region just to the East of the Great Red Spot was taken by NASA's Voyager 1 on March 4, 1979 at a distance of 1,000,000 miles (1,800,000 km).
PIA00019:
Cloud Layers East of the Great Red Spot
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Jupiter Voyager
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This view from NASA's Voyager 1 in 1979 is of the region just to the east of the Red Spot, seen in greatly exaggerated color.
PIA00020:
Exaggerated Color East of the Great Red Spot
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-08-01 Jupiter Voyager
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This photo of Jupiter's Great Red Spot was taken by Voyager 1 in early March 1979.
PIA00022:
Jupiter Great Red Spot Mosaic
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-09-26 Jupiter Voyager
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This mosaic of Jupiter's Great Red Spot taken by NASA's Voyager 1, shows the area around the northern boundary where a white cloud is seen which extends to east of the region.
PIA00065:
Jupiter's Great Red Spot Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-04 Jupiter Voyager
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This processed color image of Jupiter was produced in 1990 by the U.S. Geological Survey from a Voyager image captured in 1979. Zones of light-colored, ascending clouds alternate with bands of dark, descending clouds.
PIA00343:
Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-10-14 Jupiter Galileo
Hubble Space Telescope
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These images show a newly created large-scale storm on Jupiter, known as a white oval. This storm is the size of Earth and was observed by the Hubble Space Telescope and NASA's Galileo spacecraft's photopolarimeter radiometer in July 1998.
PIA01477:
Jupiter's White Ovals
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-10-30 Jupiter Voyager
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Jupiter and its four planet-size moons, called the Galilean satellites, were photographed in early March, 1980, by NASA's Voyager 1 and assembled into this collage. They are not to scale but are in their relative positions
PIA01481:
Jupiter System Montage
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-06-22 Jupiter Voyager
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This image from NASA's Voyager 2 shows the region of Jupiter extending from the equator to the southern polar latitudes in the neighborhood of the Great Red Spot.
PIA01527:
Jupiter's Violent Storms
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-05-08 J Rings Voyager
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Jupiter's faint ring system is shown in this color composite as two light orange lines protruding from the left toward Jupiter's limb. This image was taken by NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft.
PIA01529:
Jupiter Ring System
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-02-27 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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The vast magnetosphere of charged particles whirling around Jupiter, normally invisible, can be imaged by a new type of instrument aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft and is seen here.
PIA03476:
Jupiter's Magnetosphere Made Visible
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-12-13 Europa 6060x3000x3
Scientists are all but certain that Europa has an ocean underneath its icy surface, but they do not know how thick this ice might be. This artist concept illustrates two possible cut-away views through Europa's ice shell.
PIA10131:
Thick or Thin Ice Shell on Europa? (Artist Concept)
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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 2011-03-31 Jupiter Galileo
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This artist's concept shows comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 heading into Jupiter in July 1994, while its dust cloud creates a rippling wake in Jupiter's ring. The faint ring, based on images from NASA's Galileo mission has been enhanced for this illustration.
PIA13894:
Comet Impact Into Jupiter (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-03 Jupiter Juno
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Ground-based astronomers will be playing a vital role in NASA's Juno mission. Images from the amateur astronomy community are needed to help the JunoCam instrument team predict what features will be visible when the camera's images are taken.
PIA14410:
Jupiter from the Ground
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-03 Jupiter Juno
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Ground-based astronomers will be playing a vital role in NASA's Juno mission. Images from the amateur astronomy community are needed to help the JunoCam instrument team predict what features will be visible when the camera's images are taken.
PIA14411:
Covering Jupiter from Earth and Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-03 Jupiter Juno
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Data from the camera onboard NASA's Juno mission, called JunoCam, will be made available to the public for processing into their own images. Illustrated here with an image of Jupiter taken by NASA's Voyager mission.
PIA14412:
Amateurs to take a Crack at Juno Images
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-15 Jupiter Galileo
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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 2017-07-11 Jupiter Juno
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This composite image was generated by combining NASA imagery of Earth with an image of Jupiter taken by astronomer Christopher Go. Jupiter's Great Red Spot is 1.3 times as wide as Earth.
PIA21774:
Jupiter's Great Red Spot Swallows Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-11 Jupiter Juno
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This illustration depicts NASA's Juno spacecraft in orbit above Jupiter's Great Red Spot.
PIA21770:
Juno and the Great Red Spot (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-11 Jupiter Juno
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This illustration depicts NASA's Juno spacecraft soaring over Jupiter's south pole.
PIA21771:
Juno Over Jupiter's South Pole (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-06 Jupiter Juno
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This image, created with data from Juno's Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrometer (UVS), marks the path of Juno's readings of Jupiter's auroras.
PIA21937:
Jupiter's Auroras Acceleration Processes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-06 Jupiter Juno
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This is a reconstructed view of Jupiter's northern lights through the filters of Juno's Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrometer (UVS) instrument on Dec. 11, 2016, as the Juno spacecraft approached Jupiter, passed over its poles, and plunged towards the equator.
PIA21938:
Jupiter's Northern Lights Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-11 Jupiter Juno
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This figure gives a look down into Jupiter's Great Red Spot, using data from the microwave radiometer instrument onboard NASA's Juno spacecraft.
PIA22177:
Slices of Jupiter's Great Red Spot
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-11 Jupiter Juno
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This image is from a simulation of the motion of clouds in Jupiter's Great Red Spot by applying a wind movement model to a mosaic of NASA's JunoCam images.
PIA22178:
Great Red Spot Rotation (animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-11 Jupiter Juno
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This graphic shows a new radiation zone NASA's Juno spacecraft detected surrounding Jupiter, located just above the atmosphere near the equator.
PIA22179:
New Radiation Zones on Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-12 Jupiter 800x800x3
This Earth-based observation of Jupiter and the South Tropical Disturbance approaching the Great Red Spot was captured on Jan. 26, 2018.
PIA22936:
Earth-based Observation of Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-20 Jupiter Juno
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This animation illustrates Jupiter's magnetic field at a single moment in time from data acquired by NASA's Juno spacecraft.
PIA23229:
Jupiter's Magnetic Field
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-01 Jupiter Juno
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This animated gif depicts the point of view of NASA's Juno spacecraft during its eclipse-free approach to the gas giant Nov. 3, 2019.
PIA23465:
Circumlocuting Jupiter's Shadow (Animation)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-08-05 Jupiter Juno
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This illustration uses data obtained by NASA's Juno mission to depict high-altitude electrical storms on Jupiter.
PIA23983:
Shallow Lightning on Jupiter (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-08-05 Jupiter Juno
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This graphic depicts the evolutionary process of shallow lightning and mushballs on Jupiter.
PIA24042:
A Mushball and Shallow-Lightning Factory (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-04-02 Jupiter New Horizons
Alice UVS
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Alice Views Jupiter and Io
PIA09252:
Alice Views Jupiter and Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-26 Jupiter Gemini North Telescope
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This infrared image, showing thermal radiation at a wavelength of 9.7 microns, was obtained by the Gemini North Telescope in Hawaii. The bright white and yellow features at bottom are the aftermath of an impactor hitting Jupiter on July 19, 2009.
PIA13761:
Heat Map of Jupiter Impact
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-23 Jupiter Hubble Space Telescope
Hubble Space Telescope
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This is a composite photo, assembled from separate images of Jupiter and comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, as imaged by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope in 1994.
PIA17007:
Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Approaching Jupiter in 1994
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-16 Jupiter Hubble Space Telescope
Spitzer Space Telescope
Very Large Space Telescope (VLT)
Hubble Space Telescope
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New thermal images from powerful ground-based telescopes show swirls of warmer air and cooler regions never seen before within Jupiter's Great Red Spot.
PIA12869:
Jupiter's Storms: Temperatures and Cloud Colors
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Jupiter Voyager
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This view of the Great Red Spot is seen in greatly exaggerated color. The colors do not represent the true hues seen in the Jovian atmosphere but have been produced by special computer processing to enhance subtle variations in both color and shading.
PIA00018:
Exaggerated Color View of the Great Red Spot
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-09-26 Jupiter Voyager
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NASA'S Voyager 1 took this picture of the planet Jupiter on Jan. 6, 1979, the first in its three-month-long, close-up investigation of the largest planet.
PIA00029:
First Close-up Image of Jupiter from Voyager 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-12 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-12 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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This image is one of seven from the narrow-angle camera on NASA's Cassini spacecraft assembled as a brief movie of high-altitude cloud movements on Jupiter. It was taken in early October 2000.
PIA02851:
Still from High-Clouds Jupiter Movie
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-12 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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This image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Dec. 1, 2000, shows details of Jupiter's Great Red Spot and other features that were not visible in images taken earlier, when Cassini was farther from Jupiter.
PIA02852:
Jupiter Eye to Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-19 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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The familiar banded appearance of Jupiter at low and middle latitudes gradually gives way to a more mottled appearance at high latitudes in this striking true color image taken Dec. 13, 2000, by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA02856:
High Latitude Mottling on Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-21 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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These are the first pictures that NASA's Cassini spacecraft took of Jupiter's ring, a portion of which appears in each frame as an arc opening toward the right.
PIA02859:
Jupiter's Main Ring and 2 Satellites
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-20 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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Jupiter's four largest satellites, including Io, the golden ornament in front of Jupiter in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA02860:
Io in Front of Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-21 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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One moment in an ancient, orbital dance is caught in this color picture taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Dec. 7, 2000, just as two of Jupiter's four major moons, Europa and Callisto, were nearly perfectly aligned with each other.
PIA02861:
Europa and Callisto under the Watchful Gaze of Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-23 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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The solar system's largest moon, Ganymede, is captured here alongside the planet Jupiter in a color picture taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Dec. 3, 2000.
PIA02862:
Ganymede and Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-28 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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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.
PIA02863:
Planetwide Color Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-27 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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This single frame from a color movie of Jupiter from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows what it would look like to unpeel the entire globe of Jupiter, stretch it out on a wall into the form of a rectangular map.
PIA02864:
Still from Planetwide Movie
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-29 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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Images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft using three different filters reveal cloud structures and movements at different depths in the atmosphere around Jupiter's south pole.
PIA02865:
Jupiter Clouds in Depth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-30 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft took narrow-angle images of Jupiter's outer atmosphere, showing the giant planet as if it were constantly bathed in sunlight.
PIA02866:
3-D Atmosphere Movie
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-30 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft took narrow-angle images of Jupiter's outer atmosphere, showing the giant planet as if it were constantly bathed in sunlight.
PIA02867:
2-D Atmosphere Movie
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-30 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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This image is a still frame, created from images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows a turbulent region west of Jupiter's Great Red Spot. The small, bright white spots are believed to be thunderstorms.
PIA02868:
Turbulent Region Near Great Red Spot
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-31 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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This image is a still frame, created from images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows white oval storms in Jupiter's southern hemisphere that rotate counterclockwise, similar to the larger Great Red Spot.
PIA02869:
Southern Hemisphere Storms
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-30 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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This image is a still frame, created from images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows small spots slipping over each other east of Jupiter's Great Red Spot.
PIA02870:
Small Storms Near Great Red Spot
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-30 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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Taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, a small white spot, probably a thunderstorm, lies to the south of a larger, brown spot on Jupiter.
PIA02871:
Storm Merger on Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-30 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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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 2001-01-30 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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This true-color simulated view of Jupiter is composed of 4 images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on December 7, 2000.
PIA02873:
High Resolution Globe of Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-01-03 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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In this frame from a movie, created from images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, the blue region in the center is a relatively cloud-free area where thermal radiation from warmer, deeper levels emerges.
PIA02875:
Jupiter Hot Spot
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-01-03 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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In this frame from a, created from images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows a high-latitude area of Jupiter.
PIA02876:
Jupiter's High Latitudes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-01-23 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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These color composite frames of the mid-section of Jupiter were of narrow angle images acquired on December 31, 2000, a day after NASA's Cassini's closest approach to the planet.
PIA02877:
Jupiter in True and False Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-01-23 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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Day and night side mages taken by NASA's Cassini on January 1, 2001 illustrating storms visible on the day side which are the sources of visible lightning when viewed on the night side.
PIA02878:
Jupiter Night and Day
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-01-23 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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The Galilean satellite Io floats above the cloudtops of Jupiter in this image captured by NASA's Cassini orbiter on the dawn of the new millennium, January 1, 2001.
PIA02879:
A New Year for Jupiter and Io
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-01-23 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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These images from NASA's Cassini orbiter were taken through the wide angle camera near closest approach in the deep near-infrared methane band.
PIA02880:
Polarized Light from Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-05 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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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.
PIA02882:
Io in Eclipse, Movie Animation Icon
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Oval-shaped auroras glow in night-side areas near Jupiter's north and south poles in these images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Jan. 13, 2001.
PIA02883:
Jupiter Night-Side Auroras, North and South
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-05-31 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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On January 15, 2001, 17 days after it passed its closest approach to Jupiter, NASA's Cassini spacecraft looked back to see the giant planet as a thinning crescent.
PIA03451:
Cassini's Farewell to Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-16 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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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
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-07-16 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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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.
PIA03454:
70 Days of Jupiter Winds Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-03-13 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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Unexpected dynamics in Jupiter's upper atmosphere, or stratosphere, including the birth and motion of a dark vortex wider than Earth, appear in a movie clip spanning 11 weeks of ultraviolet imaging by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA03473:
Ultraviolet Movie of Jupiter's Polar Stratosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-03-13 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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Wave patterns at high latitudes, plus the famous Great Red Spot, dominate a cylindrical map of Jupiter as observed by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in the ultraviolet region of the light spectrum.
PIA03474:
Ultraviolet View Shows Jupiter's Stratosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-13 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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Following the path of one of Jupiter's jet streams, a line of v-shaped chevrons travels west to east just above Jupiter's Great Red Spot as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA15232:
Jupiter Jet Stream
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-14 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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The dark hot spot in this false-color image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is a window deep into Jupiter's atmosphere. All around it are layers of higher clouds, with colors indicating which layer of the atmosphere the clouds are in.
PIA16837:
Peering Deep into Jupiter's Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-14 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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In this series of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, a dark, rectangular hot spot interacts with a line of vortices that approaches from on the upper-right side. The interaction distorts the shape of the hot spot, leaving it diminished.
PIA16838:
Vortices Bump into a Hot Spot in Jupiter's Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-09-21 Jupiter Voyager
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This crescent view of Jupiter was taken by NASA's Voyager 1 on Mar. 24, 1979.
PIA01324:
Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-05 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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This image of Jupiter was taken by NASA's Cassini Imaging Science narrow angle camera through the blue filter (centered at 445 nanometers) on October 1, 2000, 15:26 UTC at a distance of 84.1million km from Jupiter.
PIA02666:
Cassini "First-Look" Images of Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-23 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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The Great Red Spot (below and right of center) seen in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is a giant atmospheric storm as wide as two Earths and over 300 years old.
PIA02821:
Jupiter's Great Red Spot in Cassini Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-23 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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These three images of Jupiter, taken through the narrow angle camera of NASA's Cassini spacecraft from a distance of 77.6 million kilometers (48.2 million miles) on October 8, reveal more than is apparent to the naked eye through a telescope.
PIA02822:
Jupiter in blue, ultraviolet and Near Infrared
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-06 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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This sequence of nine true-color, narrow-angle images shows the varying appearance of Jupiter as it rotated through more than a complete 360-degree turn. Image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA02825:
Nine Frames as Jupiter Turns
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-06 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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These two images, taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, show Jupiter in a near-infrared wavelength, and catch Europa, one of Jupiter's largest moons, at different phases.
PIA02826:
Jupiter and Europa in Near Infrared
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-21 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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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.
PIA02829:
Red Spot Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-21 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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This image is one of seven from the narrow-angle camera on NASA's Cassini spacecraft assembled as a brief movie of cloud movements on Jupiter. The smallest features visible are about 500 kilometers (about 300 miles) across.
PIA02830:
Still from Red Spot Movie
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-21 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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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.
PIA02831:
Processed Movie of Zonal Jets Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-21 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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This image is one frame from a movie clip of cloud motions on Jupiter, from the side of the planet opposite to the Great Red Spot. It was taken in the first week of October 2000 by the narrow-angle camera on NASA's Cassini spacecraft,
PIA02832:
Still from Processed Movie of Zonal Jets
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-06 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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Jupiter casts a baleful eye toward the moon Ganymede in this enhanced-contrast image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA02837:
Eyeing Ganymede
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-12-06 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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A four-panel frame shows a section of Jupiter's north equatorial belt viewed by NASA's Cassini spacecraft at four different wavelengths, and a separate reference frame shows the location of the belt on the planet.
PIA02838:
Northern Belt of Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-10-10 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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This color image of Jupiter was taken by the camera onboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft when it was 81.3 million kilometers (50.5 million miles) from the planet.
PIA02972:
Jupiter in Color, by Cassini
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-11-13 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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This true color mosaic of Jupiter was constructed from images taken by the narrow angle camera onboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft, during its closest approach to the giant planet and is its most detailed portrait.
PIA04866:
Cassini Jupiter Portrait
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-27 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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These color maps of Jupiter were constructed from images taken by the narrow-angle camera onboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft as the spacecraft neared Jupiter during its flyby of the giant planet.
PIA07782:
Cassini's Best Maps of Jupiter (Cylindrical Map)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-27 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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These color maps of Jupiter were constructed from images taken by the narrow-angle camera onboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft as the spacecraft neared Jupiter during its flyby of the giant planet.
PIA07783:
Cassini's Best Maps of Jupiter (North Polar Map)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-27 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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These color maps of Jupiter were constructed from images taken by the narrow-angle camera onboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft as the spacecraft neared Jupiter during its flyby of the giant planet.
PIA07784:
Cassini's Best Maps of Jupiter (South Polar Map)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-19 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
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The brick red, white and brown cloud bands of Jupiter are seen here from Saturn orbit by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08899:
Hello Again, Jupiter!
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-29 Jupiter Cassini-Huygens
Infrared Spectrometer
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This graphic shows the distribution of the organic molecule acetylene at the north and south poles of Jupiter, based on data obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in early January 2001. Movie is available at the Photojournal.
PIA13699:
Acetylene around Jupiter's Poles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-26 Jupiter IRTF
Infrared Telescope
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These infrared images obtained from NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility in Mauna Kea, Hawaii, show before and aftereffects from particle debris in Jupiter's atmosphere after an object hurtled into the atmosphere on July 19, 2009.
PIA13760:
Jupiter Scar in Infrared
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-17 Jupiter IRTF
Infrared Telescope
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In these images obtained by amateur astronomers, Jupiter can be seen 'losing' a brown-colored belt south of the equator called the South Equatorial Belt (SEB) from 2009 to 2010.
PIA16168:
Global Upheaval at Jupiter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-17 Jupiter IRTF
Infrared Telescope
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Jupiter has been suffering more impacts over the last four years than ever previously observed, including this meteoroid impact on Sept. 10, 2012. Right-hand image is an infrared image NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility on Mauna Kea, Hawaii.
PIA16169:
Jupiter Shakes it Off
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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 2008-01-25 Jupiter IRTF
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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows detailed analysis of two continent-sized storms that erupted in Jupiter's atmosphere in March 2007 shows that Jupiter's internal heat plays a significant role in generating atmospheric disturbances.
PIA10225:
Jupiter Eruptions Captured in Infrared
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-20 Jupiter IRTF
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This image shows a large impact shown on the bottom left on Jupiter's south polar region captured on July 20, 2009, by NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility in Mauna Kea, Hawaii.
PIA12147:
Jupiter Impact Scar
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-07-20 Jupiter IRTF
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This image shows a large impact on Jupiter's south polar region captured on July 20, 2009, by NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility in Mauna Kea, Hawaii.
PIA12148:
Jupiter Impact Scar
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