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Cassini Imaging of Jupiter's Atmosphere, Satellites, and Rings

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Science  07 Mar 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5612, pp. 1541-1547
DOI: 10.1126/science.1079462

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Abstract

The Cassini Imaging Science Subsystem acquired about 26,000 images of the Jupiter system as the spacecraft encountered the giant planet en route to Saturn. We report findings on Jupiter's zonal winds, convective storms, low-latitude upper troposphere, polar stratosphere, and northern aurora. We also describe previously unseen emissions arising from Io and Europa in eclipse, a giant volcanic plume over Io's north pole, disk-resolved images of the satellite Himalia, circumstantial evidence for a causal relation between the satellites Metis and Adrastea and the main jovian ring, and information on the nature of the ring particles.

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