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  • 2/15/2010 Hubble Captures Saturn's Double Light Show STScI-2010-09 3. Hubble Captures Saturn's Double Light Show In January and March 2009, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope took advantage of a rare opportunity to record Saturn when its rings were edge-on, resulting... (More)

2009

  • 10/9/2009 Hubble Observes LCROSS Impact Event STScI-2009-26 4. Hubble Observes LCROSS Impact Event NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has made a series of observations immediately preceding and following the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) Centaur... (More)
  • 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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  • 7/17/2008 Three Red Spots Mix it Up on Jupiter STScI-2008-27 7. 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 8. 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)

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  • 5/26/2004 Saturn Seen from Far and Near STScI-2004-18 14. Saturn Seen from Far and Near As Saturn grows closer through the eyes of the Cassini spacecraft, which is hurtling toward a rendezvous with the ringed world on June 30 (July 1, Universal Time), both Cassini... (More)

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  • 9/9/2003 The Slant on Saturn's Rings STScI-2003-23 15. The Slant on Saturn's Rings This is a series of images of Saturn, as seen at many different wavelengths, when the planet's rings were at their maximum tilt of 27 degrees toward Earth. Saturn experiences seasonal... (More)
  • 5/15/2003 Brighter Neptune Suggests a Planetary Change of Seasons STScI-2003-17 16. Brighter Neptune Suggests a Planetary Change of Seasons Springtime is blooming on Neptune! This might sound like an oxymoron because Neptune is the farthest and coldest of the major planets. But observations... (More)

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  • 10/11/2001 Scientists Track "Perfect Storm" on Mars STScI-2001-31 17. Scientists Track "Perfect Storm" on Mars A pair of eagle-eyed NASA spacecraft — the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) and Hubble Space Telescope — are giving amazed astronomers a ringside seat to the biggest... (More)

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  • 12/14/2000 Satellite Footprints Seen in Jupiter Aurora STScI-2000-38 18. 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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  • 11/9/1995 Hubble Views the Galileo Probe Entry Site on Jupiter STScI-1995-46 32. 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 Provides the First Images of Saturn's Aurorae STScI-1995-39 33. Hubble Provides the First Images of Saturn's Aurorae The Hubble telescope has taken the first picture of bright aurorae at Saturn's northern and southern poles [top picture]. The picture at the bottom was taken in visible... (More)
  • 4/19/1995 Hubble Discovers New Dark Spot on Neptune STScI-1995-21 34. Hubble Discovers New Dark Spot on Neptune The distant, blue-green planet Neptune has again surprised astronomers with the emergence of a new great dark spot in the cloudy planet's Northern Hemisphere, discovered... (More)
  • 3/31/1995 Hubble Tracks Jupiter Storms STScI-1995-18 35. 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)
  • 3/21/1995 Hubble Monitors Weather on Neighboring Planets STScI-1995-16 36. Hubble Monitors Weather on Neighboring Planets What's the weather for Mars and Venus? The Hubble telescope has given astronomers a peek. The telescope is serving as an interplanetary weather satellite for studying the climate... (More)

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