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Jupiter

LOOKING UP  Data from NASA's Juno spacecraft are revealing new details of Jupiter, from the swirling cyclones at the planet's poles (south pole, shown) to its great white ovals, storms and stripes of gas.

TRAPPIST 1 system

FAR OUT TRAPPIST-1h (outermost magenta line) orbits its star in about 19 days, new observations show. The orbits of the system’s other six planets are shown in red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.

Saturn's ring system

FULL CIRCLE  Saturn’s ring system is incredibly complex, as shown in this image taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft in 2013.

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