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2009 (continued)

  • 7/24/2009 Hubble Captures Rare Jupiter Collision STScI-2009-23 41. Hubble Captures Rare Jupiter Collision NASA scientists have interrupted the checkout and calibration of the Hubble Space Telescope to aim the recently refurbished observatory at a new expanding spot on the giant planet Jupiter. (More)
  • 3/17/2009 Quadruple Saturn Moon Transit Snapped by Hubble STScI-2009-12 42. Quadruple Saturn Moon Transit Snapped by Hubble Saturn's comparatively paper-thin rings are tilted edge on to Earth every 15 years. Because the orbits of Saturn's major satellites are in the ring plane, too, this alignment... (More)

2008

  • 12/18/2008 Hubble Catches Jupiter's Largest Moon Going to the 'Dark Side' STScI-2008-42 43. Hubble Catches Jupiter's Largest Moon Going to the 'Dark Side' NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has caught Jupiter's moon Ganymede playing a game of "peek-a-boo." In this crisp Hubble image, Ganymede... (More)
  • 7/17/2008 Three Red Spots Mix it Up on Jupiter STScI-2008-27 44. Three Red Spots Mix it Up on Jupiter This sequence of Hubble Space Telescope images offers an unprecedented view of a planetary game of Pac-Man among three red spots clustered together in Jupiter's atmosphere. (More)
  • 5/22/2008 New Red Spot Appears on Jupiter STScI-2008-23 45. New Red Spot Appears on Jupiter In what's beginning to look like a case of planetary measles, a third red spot has appeared alongside its cousins the Great Red Spot and Red Spot Jr. in the turbulent... (More)
  • 1/23/2008 Internal Heat Drives Jupiter's Giant Storm Eruption STScI-2008-06 46. Internal Heat Drives Jupiter's Giant Storm Eruption 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... (More)

2007

  • 12/18/2007 Mars: Closest Approach 2007 STScI-2007-45 47. Mars: Closest Approach 2007 NASA's Hubble Space Telescope took this close-up of the red planet Mars when it was just 55 million miles 88 million kilometers away. This color image was assembled from a series of exposures... (More)
  • 11/15/2007 Hubble Zooms In on Heart of Mystery Comet STScI-2007-40 48. Hubble Zooms In on Heart of Mystery Comet NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has probed the bright core of Comet 17P/Holmes, which, to the delight of sky watchers, mysteriously brightened by nearly a millionfold... (More)
  • 8/23/2007 Going, Going, Gone: Hubble Captures Uranus's Rings on Edge STScI-2007-32 49. Going, Going, Gone: Hubble Captures Uranus's Rings on Edge This series of images from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows how the ring system around the distant planet Uranus appears at ever more oblique (shallower)... (More)
  • 6/28/2007 Hubble Catches Jupiter Changing Its Stripes STScI-2007-25 50. Hubble Catches Jupiter Changing Its Stripes Massive Jupiter is undergoing dramatic atmospheric changes that have never been seen before with the keen "eye" of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. (More)
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