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Jupiter and moons - great Hubble image. Makes me think of the Ulubis system in Iain M Banks' The Algebraist.

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Jupiter is the largest planet in Earth’s solar system and has 63 moons encircling it. The planet is a giant ball of gas and liquid.

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Jupiter Moons - Callisto discovered by Galileo Galilei in 1610 using a telescope. It is thought to have oceans of liquid water beneath its crust. about the size of Mercury, is the 3rd largest moon in the solar system. It is more heavily cratered than any other moon in the solar system. Callisto remains as it was when it formed, during the period of intense meteoroid bombardment that the entire solar system experienced

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from The Huffington Post

PHOTOS: Spectacular Views Of The Solar System's Moons

Callisto, Jupiter's moon-Spectacular! According to NASA, it has the darkest surface of the four Galilean moons, but is twice as bright as our moon :) It is also the most heavily cratered object in the entire solar system!

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Mercury, Venus, Earth, The Moon (Luna), Mars, Jupiter, Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto, Saturn, Enceladus, Titan, Iapetus, Hyperion, Uranus, Miranda, Neptune or Triton #Astronomy

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The speckled object depicted here is Callisto, Jupiter’s second largest moon. This image was taken in May 2001 by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft, which studied Jupiter and its moons from 1995 until 2003.

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from the Guardian

Luminous beauty of Jupiter's auroras revealed by Hubble telescope

Jupiter appearing to be wearing a luminous crown in this Hubble Space Telescope image showing an aurora over one of the planet’s poles.

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