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'Hot spots' ride a merry-go-round on Jupiter

(Phys.org) —In the swirling canopy of Jupiter's atmosphere, cloudless patches are so exceptional that the big ones get the special name "hot spots." Exactly how these clearings form and why they're only found near the planet's ...

dateMar 14, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Saturn to shed its spooky spokes for summer

As Saturn steadily moves along its 29.7-year-long orbit toward summertime in its northern hemisphere NASA's Cassini spacecraft is along for the ride, giving astronomers a front-row seat to seasonal changes taking place on ...

dateMar 13, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Cassini returns images of battered Saturn Moon

(Phys.org) —Following its last close flyby of Saturn's moon Rhea, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured these raw, unprocessed images of the battered icy moon. They show an ancient, cratered surface bearing the scars of collisions ...

dateMar 12, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Saturn's north polar hexagon

(Phys.org)—Saturn's north polar hexagon basks in the Sun's light now that spring has come to the northern hemisphere. Many smaller storms dot the north polar region and Saturn's signature rings, which appear to disappear ...

dateFeb 26, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Titan gets a dune 'makeover'

(Phys.org)—Titan's siblings must be jealous. While most of Saturn's moons display their ancient faces pockmarked by thousands of craters, Titan - Saturn's largest moon - may look much younger than it really is because its ...

dateJan 17, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Cassini Instrument Learns New Tricks

(Phys.org)—For seven years, a mini-fridge-sized instrument aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft reliably investigated weather patterns swirling around Saturn; the hydrocarbon composition of the surface of Saturn's moon Titan; ...

dateDec 21, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Shepherd Moon face-off!

Two of Saturn's shepherd moons face off across the icy strand of the F ring in this image, acquired by the Cassini spacecraft on December 18, 2012.

dateDec 21, 2012 in Space Exploration
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