Planets and Moons  ID: 13783

The Outer Planets: Hubble’s Continuing Legacy

What is OPAL?

OPAL (Outer Planet Atmospheres Legacy) is a project to obtain long time baseline observations of the outer planets in order to understand their atmospheric dynamics and evolution as gas giants.

The yearly observations from OPAL throughout the remainder of Hubble's operation will provide an important legacy of time-domain images for use by planetary scientists.

Viewers might notice that some of the images of the same planets appear to be different colors. This is due to the fact that over the years, from Voyager to Hubble, many different instruments, and many different filters have been used.

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Music Credits:
“The Granted Wish” by Nicholas Techer [BMI] via Koka Media [SACEM], Universal Publishing Production Music France [SACEM], and Universal Production Music.

“Voyage Spectacular” by Rob Lane [PRS] via Abbey Road Masters [PRS], and Universal Production Music.

“Celestial Waves” by Harry Vaman [SACEM] via Koka Media [SACEM], and Universal Production Music.

“Solar Horizons” by David Rogers [PRS] and Paul Shaw [PRS] via Atmosphere Music Ltd [PRS], and Universal Production Music.

“Visionary” by Andy Blythe [PRS] and Marten Joustra [PRS] via Ingenious Music Publishing Ltd. [PRS], and Universal Production Music.



Evangeline Koonce (GSFC Interns): Lead Producer
Evangeline Koonce (GSFC Interns): Editor
Amy A. Simon (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
Paul R. Morris (USRA): Support
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET): Technical Support
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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