PerspectivePlanetary Science

Cassini Imaging at Jupiter

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Science  07 Mar 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5612, pp. 1529-1530
DOI: 10.1126/science.1081517

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The Voyager and Galileo spacecraft have provided tantalizing glimpses of Jupiter's active atmosphere and its rings and moons. Now, on its way to Saturn, Cassini has succeeded in imaging the giant planet continuously for 6 months. In his Perspective, Esposito discusses the imaging results reported by Porco et al. The data provide unprecedented insights into atmospheric phenomena such as giant storms and into the source of Jupiter's rings.