Jupiter

Storms On Jupiter Are Disturbing The Planet's Colorful Belts

Coordinated observations of Jupiter in early 2017 by six ground-based telescopes and Hubble allowed astronomers to study the evolution of bright plumes and connect them with cloud movements deep in the planet. They show that these plumes originate...
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Mission To Jupiter's Icy Moon Confirmed

An icy ocean world in our solar system that could tell us more about the potential for life on other worlds is coming into focus with confirmation of the Europa Clipper mission's next phase.
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Nasa's Europa Clipper Mission To Jupiter's Icy Moon Clears Big Hurdle On Path To Launch

A highly anticipated NASA mission to Jupiter's possibly life-supporting moon Europa remains on track for a mid-2020s launch.
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Jupiter Got Hit By A Planet 10 Times The Mass Of Earth Billions Of Years Ago, And Its Core Is Still...

Jupiter was struck by a young planet with 10 times the mass of Earth about 4.5 billion years ago, a new study suggests. The planet struck Jupiter's core and stirred up the heavy elements inside. Jupiter absorbed the impacting planet, according to...
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Nasa Confirms It’s Heading To Europa In The 2020s To Unlock Its Icy Secrets

NASA is heading to Europa, Jupiter's icy (and potentially life-supporting) moon, in the next decade The mission could be ready for launch as soon as 2023, the agency said in a statement, although it committed to being launch-ready by 2025.
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Mission To Jupiter's Icy Moon Confirmed

An icy ocean world in our solar system that could tell us more about the potential for life on other worlds is coming into focus with confirmation of the Europa Clipper mission's next phase. The decision allows the mission to progress to completion...
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Awesome Images Of A Volcanic Eruption On Jupiter’s Moon Io

Back in 2007, NASA’s New Horizons flew by the most volcanically active world in our solar system, Jupiter’s third-largest moon Io. While there, it caught Io’s Tvashtar volcano shooting out a 200-mile-high...
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Astronomers Discover A Massive Super-jupiter Hiding Around Nearby Star - Cnet

A monster-sized planet tugs on its host star just enough for researchers to pinpoint it 63 light-years away.
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Planet Hunters Discover Huge Super-jupiter By Watching Nearby Star Wobble - Cnet

A monster-sized planet tugs on its host star just enough for researchers to pinpoint it 63 light-years away.
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A Flash On Jupiter, The Death Of Mitochondria And The World Under Your Skin: The Week's Best...

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Jupiter Collided With A Protoplanet Early In Its Life Say Scientists

Scientists studying Jupiter have been trying to figure out why the planet has such strange gravitational readings. The readings suggest to scientists that the core of the planet is much less dense and more extended than expected. Scientists now have...
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Poor Old Jupiter Has Had A Rough Childhood After Getting A Massive Hit From A Mega-earth

Jumpin' Jupiter smash, it's a gas, gas, gas Jupiter may have started life as a dense rocky planet that only became more gas-like after a massive newborn planet smashed right into it 4.5 billion years ago, according to new research.…
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Jupiter May Have Had A Head-on Collision With A Massive Protoplanet

Enlarge (credit: K. Suda & Y. Akimoto/Mabuchi Design Office) Planet-forming disks start out as a mix of dust and gas, but the gas doesn't stick around for long. As the star at their center ignites, the radiation it emits starts driving off the...
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The Biggest Volcano On Jupiter's Moon Io Is Super Active. But Does It Run Like Clockwork?

It's stressful to hang out near the king of the solar system, and Jupiter's moon Io bears the scars of that close relationship on its surface, which is pockmarked by a host of volcanoes.
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Second Baby Planet Found Using Pioneering Technique

Monash astrophysicists using the ALMA telescope in Chile have a made a world-first discovery with the sighting of a second new 'baby' planet (two to three times heavier than Jupiter) inside a gas and dust gap.
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Planet Hunters Found A Giant Jupiter Carving A Path Around A Young Star - Cnet

For the first time, astronomers show planets can create gaps in protoplanetary disks.
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Something Slammed Into Jupiter, And All We Saw Was A Flash

It was only about a day ago that NASA showed off some Hubble's finest work yet in the form of new images of Jupiter. The photos (and a brief animation made of many of said images) are stunning, but while we were all gawking at the gorgeous eye candy...
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Hubble Images Jupiter, Our Solar System’s Most Beautiful Planet

Arguably our Solar System's most beautiful planet, Jupiter, has been imaged in stunning detail by the Hubble Space Telescope. The image shows more intense colors than previous images, showing off dramatic cloud formations.
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Space Photos Of The Week: Jupiter’s Big Storm Is Blowing Over

Plus, solar eclipses are a key opportunity for scientists.
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Meteor The Size Of Earth Just Exploded On Jupiter (video)

The event, if formally confirmed, is the seventh witnessed impact on Jupiter after the famed SL9, or Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, similarly hit the gas titan in 1994, with the response of the planet’s surface later being studied with zeal by...
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