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Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Björn Jónsson • December 07, 2015 • 1

On the 20th anniversary of Galileo's orbit insertion around Jupiter, amateur image processor Björn Jónsson shares some of the mission's first images of Jupiter's iconic massive storm.

Galileo's best pictures of Jupiter's ringmoons

Emily Lakdawalla • August 24, 2015 • 4

People often ask me to produce one of my scale-comparison montages featuring the small moons of the outer solar system. I'd love to do that, but Galileo's best images of Jupiter's ringmoons lack detail compared to Cassini's images from Saturn.

New Robotic Spacecraft Posters

Bill Dunford • August 06, 2015 • 2

Another round of posters to celebrate historic planetary missions.

The not-planets

Emily Lakdawalla • July 14, 2015 • 38

Now that I have a reasonable-resolution global color view of Pluto, I can drop it into one of my trademark scale image montages, to show you how it fits in with the rest of the similar-sized worlds in the solar system: the major moons and the biggest asteroids.

Mapping Europa

Björn Jónsson • February 18, 2015 • 2

Several global maps have been made of Europa, but amateur image processor Björn Jónsson felt they could be improved—so he decided to make a new one.

Flawed Beauties

Bill Dunford • February 02, 2015 • 1

More examples of imperfect--but tantalizing--images from deep space.

Intro Astronomy 2014. Class 8: Icy Galilean Satellites, Saturn System

Bruce Betts • April 11, 2014

Explore the icy moons of the Jupiter System and tour the Saturnian system in this video of class 8 of Bruce Betts' Introduction to Planetary Science and Astronomy class.

Intro Astronomy Class 7: Near Earth Asteroids and the Jupiter System

Bruce Betts • March 21, 2014

Examine the threat of near Earth asteroids and begin exploring the Jupiter System in this video of class 7 of Bruce Betts' Introduction to Planetary Science and Astronomy class.

LPSC 2014: Plate tectonics on another world: Europa

Emily Lakdawalla • March 19, 2014 • 7

Simon Kattenhorn and Louise Prockter may finally have found subduction zones on Europa, which would it the only other place in the solar system besides Earth that is known to have active plate tectonics.

Through a Glass, Darkly

Bill Dunford • January 13, 2014 • 5

When sent from deep space, even imperfect images can inform and amaze.

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