An introduction to exoplanets
An introduction to exoplanets

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6.2  Giant planets

Now take a look at these images of the giant planets.

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Figure _unit3.6.6 Figure 19  Image of Jupiter taken by the Hubble Space Telescope showing the motion of its bands of clouds around the Great Red Spot
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Figure _unit3.6.7 Figure 20  A spectacular image of Saturn and its rings, taken by the Cassini spacecraft in early 2016
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Figure _unit3.6.8 Figure 21  False-colour image of Uranus taken with the Hubble Space Telescope
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Figure _unit3.6.9 Figure 22  Neptune, snapped by Voyager 2 in 1989. The (enhanced) beautiful blue colour is due to the presence of methane in outer regions of the planet.

Here is a wonderful video of Jupiter [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] in which images taken by amateur astronomers have been animated.

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