Spooky Creatures on the Prowl

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October 30, 2008

The Cassini-Huygens team sends "best witches" for a happy, healthy and fun Halloween. Cassini's first four years at Saturn have bedazzled with stunning images and exciting results. With the start of the Equinox mission, the team promises to scare up many more treats as they continue studying the eerie glow of Saturn's rings, the spine-tingling thunder on the planet, the hair-raising jets on Enceladus, and the murky brew on Titan. A full view of their ghostly Saturn can be seen at http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/images/image-details.cfm?imageID=3293 .

Closer to home, ghoulish phantoms appear to haunt Earth's middle atmosphere in this enhanced depiction of water vapor derived from an animation of NASA Aqua Atmospheric Infrared Sounder data. To watch the animation, go to http://airs.jpl.nasa.gov/story_archive/Ghostly_Images_in_Earths_Water_Vapor/ .

For some eerie sounds, visit our spooky sounds from space at http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/sounds2/index-flash.html .



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