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  • 9/9/2009 Hubble Opens New Eyes on the Universe STScI-2009-25 5. Hubble Opens New Eyes on the Universe NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is back in business, ready to uncover new worlds, peer ever deeper into space, and even map the invisible backbone of the universe. (More)
  • 7/24/2009 Hubble Captures Rare Jupiter Collision STScI-2009-23 6. 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)

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  • 12/18/2008 Hubble Catches Jupiter's Largest Moon Going to the 'Dark Side' STScI-2008-42 7. 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 8. 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 9. 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 10. 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)

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  • 12/14/2000 Satellite Footprints Seen in Jupiter Aurora STScI-2000-38 15. Satellite Footprints Seen in Jupiter Aurora In this Hubble telescope picture, a curtain of glowing gas is wrapped around Jupiter's north pole like a lasso. This curtain of light, called an aurora, is produced when high-energy... (More)

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  • 10/17/1996 Hubble Follows Rapid Changes in Jupiter's Aurora STScI-1996-32 21. Hubble Follows Rapid Changes in Jupiter's Aurora The Hubble telescope's sharp view of the rapid, spectacular dance of luminescent gases high in Jupiter's atmosphere — better known as aurora —is allowing astronomers... (More)
  • 10/4/1996 Rare Hubble Portrait of Io and Jupiter STScI-1996-30 22. Rare Hubble Portrait of Io and Jupiter This image shows Jupiter's volcanic moon Io passing above the turbulent clouds of the giant planet. The conspicuous black spot on Jupiter is Io's shadow. (More)

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  • 11/29/1995 HST's Greatest Hits 1990-1995 STScI-1995-49 23. HST's Greatest Hits 1990-1995 Hubble Space Telescope evokes a new sense of awe and wonder about the infinite richness of our universe in dramatic, unprecedented pictures of celestial objects. Like a traveler sharing... (More)
  • 11/9/1995 Hubble Views the Galileo Probe Entry Site on Jupiter STScI-1995-46 24. Hubble Views the Galileo Probe Entry Site on Jupiter This Hubble telescope image of Jupiter [left] was taken when the giant planet was 534 million miles (854 million kilometers) from Earth. (More)
  • 10/10/1995 Hubble Discovers Bright New Spot on Io STScI-1995-37 25. Hubble Discovers Bright New Spot on Io This pair of images of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io, taken with the Hubble telescope, shows the surprising emergence of a 200-mile-wide, yellowish-white feature... (More)
  • 10/10/1995 Hubble Finds Ozone on Jupiter's Moon Ganymede STScI-1995-36 26. Hubble Finds Ozone on Jupiter's Moon Ganymede Though ozone may be diminishing on Earth, it is being manufactured one-half billion miles away, on Jupiter's largest satellite, Ganymede. (More)
  • 10/10/1995 Hubble Photo Gallery of Jupiter's Galilean Satellites STScI-1995-35 27. Hubble Photo Gallery of Jupiter's Galilean Satellites This is a Hubble telescope "family portrait" of Jupiter's four largest moons. (More)
  • 3/31/1995 Hubble Tracks Jupiter Storms STScI-1995-18 28. Hubble Tracks Jupiter Storms The Hubble telescope is following dramatic and rapid changes in Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere that will be critical for planning observations for the Galileo space probe when it arrives... (More)
  • 3/4/1995 Comet Fragment Slams into Jupiter STScI-1995-15 29. Comet Fragment Slams into Jupiter In July 1994, 21 chunks of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, which had broken apart a year earlier, slammed into Jupiter. The Hubble telescope recorded this spectacular event. ... (More)
  • 2/23/1995 Hubble Finds Oxygen Atmosphere on Jupiter's Moon, Europa STScI-1995-12 30. Hubble Finds Oxygen Atmosphere on Jupiter's Moon, Europa Astronomers using the Hubble telescope have identified the presence of an extremely tenuous atmosphere of molecular oxygen around Jupiter's moon, Europa. (More)

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