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Friday, 26 January, 2001, 12:02 GMT
Jupiter's moons spied
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Io over Jupiter on New Year's Day
Nasa's Cassini spacecraft has sent back striking new pictures of Jupiter and its moons.

It made its closest approach to the gas giant on 30 December, 2000, and will reach its main destination, Saturn, in 2004.

Scientists have been using the Cassini images to study how Jovian clouds and storms behave.

The craft will continue to observe Jupiter until March.

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The best image yet of Himalia, an outer moon

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Storms visible by day light up Jupiter's night
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