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Looking “Up” at Jupiter
January 16, 2013 | NASA

“This map of Jupiter is the most detailed global color map of the planet ever produced. The round map is a polar stereographic projection that shows the south pole in the center of the map and the equator at the edge. It was constructed from images taken by Cassini on Dec. 11 and 12, 2000.” Quoted from the NASA image release. Be sure to view the full-size image.


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First Images from the New Landsat Mission
March 24, 2013 | NASA
"On March 18, 2013, the newly launched Landsat Data Continuity Mission began to send back images of Earth from both of its instruments — the Operational Land Imager and the Thermal Infrared Sensor. This view of Fort Collins, Colorado, is among the satellite’s first images." Quoted from the NASA image release.

A Powerful Storm on Saturn
January 22, 2013 | NASA
"These false-color images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft chronicle a day in the life of a huge storm that developed from a small spot that appeared 12 weeks earlier in Saturn's northern mid-latitudes." Quoted from the NASA image release.

Carbon Planets May Be Waterless
October 27, 2013 | NASA
"Our sun is a carbon-poor star, and as result, our planet Earth is made up largely of silicates, not carbon. Stars with much more carbon than the sun, on the other hand, are predicted to make planets chock full of carbon, and perhaps even layers of diamond." Quoted from the NASA press release.


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