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Jupiter

HIDDEN DEPTHS  Jupiter’s Great Red Spot (left in this image from NASA’s Juno spacecraft) extends down into the planet’s atmosphere at least 350 kilometers, as far as Juno can see.

Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai

BABY PICS  Scientists are keeping an eye on the rates of erosion of volcanic ash on Earth’s newest island, called Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai.

Saturn’s rings

BLOCKING THE SUN  Saturn’s rings cast a shadow on the gas giant’s charged upper atmosphere, blocking ionizing rays as well as visible light.    

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