NASA's Cassini spacecraft is beginning to return color images of Jupiter as it nears the giant planet for a gravitational assist toward its ultimate destination, Saturn. The first color image of Jupiter from Cassini was taken from a distance of about 81 million kilometers (50 million miles) by Cassini's camera. It shows the colored latitudinal bands encircling the planet in the upper atmosphere. Europa, one of Jupiter's large moons, is seen at right, casting a shadow onto the planet.
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