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1999

  • 8/5/1999 Hubble Views Ancient Storm in the Atmosphere of Jupiter STScI-1999-29 101. Hubble Views Ancient Storm in the Atmosphere of Jupiter When 17th-century astronomers first turned their telescopes to Jupiter, they noted a conspicuous reddish spot on the giant planet. (More)
  • 6/30/1999 A Closer Encounter with Mars STScI-1999-27 102. A Closer Encounter with Mars Taking advantage of Mars's closest approach to Earth in eight years, astronomers using the Hubble telescope have taken the space-based observatory's sharpest views yet of the Red Planet. (More)
  • 5/19/1999 Colossal Cyclone Swirls near Martian North Pole STScI-1999-22 103. Colossal Cyclone Swirls near Martian North Pole Astronomers using the Hubble telescope have discovered an enormous cyclonic storm system raging in the northern polar regions of the planet Mars. (More)
  • 4/20/1999 Hubble Clicks Images of Io Sweeping across Jupiter STScI-1999-13 104. Hubble Clicks Images of Io Sweeping across Jupiter While hunting for volcanic plumes on Io, the Hubble telescope captured these images of the volatile moon sweeping across the giant face of Jupiter. (More)
  • 4/16/1999 Hubble Shoots the Moon STScI-1999-14 105. Hubble Shoots the Moon In a change of venue from peering at the distant universe, the Hubble telescope has taken a look at Earth's closest neighbor in space, the Moon. Hubble was aimed at one of the Moon's most dramatic... (More)
  • 3/29/1999 Huge Spring Storms Rouse Uranus from Winter Hibernation STScI-1999-11 106. Huge Spring Storms Rouse Uranus from Winter Hibernation If springtime on Earth were anything like it will be on Uranus, we would be experiencing waves of massive storms, each one covering the country... (More)
  • 3/4/1999 A Mote in Hubble's Eye STScI-1999-08 107. A Mote in Hubble's Eye The Hubble telescope image is a typical Milky Way star field in the constellation Centaurus. Such snapshots can be used to study the evolution of stars that make up our galaxy. (More)
  • 2/25/1999 Martian Colors Provide Clues about Martian Water STScI-1999-07 108. Martian Colors Provide Clues about Martian Water Hubble telescope images of Mars detail a rich geologic history and provide further evidence for water-bearing minerals on the planet's surface. (More)

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