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craters on Ceres

Two eroded craters on Ceres, each about 130 kilometers across, dominate the terrain in a new picture from the Dawn spacecraft.

Dione and Saturn's rings, as photographed by Cassini

FINAL APPROACH The Cassini spacecraft took this picture of Dione, with Saturn’s rings in the background, as it sped toward the moon for the last time.

comet 67P jet

AWESOME JETS  Gas and dust shoot from comet 67P in this image taken July 29 by the Rosetta spacecraft, as both make their closest approach to the sun. The image was taken was when Rosetta was 186 kilometers from the center of the comet.

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