Jupiter

Nasa’s Juno Craft Has Found Some Weird Stuff In Jupiter’s Atmosphere

From strange lightning storms to squooshy mushballs
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Huge Ring-like Structure On Ganymede's Surface May Have Been Caused By Violent Impact

Image data reanalysis has revealed that ancient tectonic troughs are concentrically distributed across almost the entire surface of Jupiter's moon Ganymede. Computer simulation results suggest that this giant crater could have resulted from the...
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Jupiter’s Storms Are Filled With ‘superbolts’ Of Lightning Unlike Anything On Earth

NASA's Juno orbiter has observed lightning rolling across the tops of the gas giant Jupiter's cloud tops. Massive bolts of lightning have previously been detected deep within the planet, but this is the first time lightning has been observed at...
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Ammonia-rich Hail Sheds New Light On Jupiter's Weather

New Juno results suggest that the violent thunderstorms taking place in Jupiter's atmosphere may form ammonia-rich hail, or 'mushballs', that play a key role in the planet's atmospheric dynamics.
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Compressive Shearing May Start Life On Other Planets

Massive compressive shearing forces generated by the tidal pull of Jupiter-like planets on their rocky ice-covered moons may form a natural reactor that drives simple amino acids to polymerize into larger compounds. These extreme mechanical forces...
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Other Solar Systems Could Cram In As Many As Seven Earth-like Planets - Cnet

We might want to blame Jupiter for the lack of other habitable planets around our own sun.
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Nasa's Webb Telescope Will Study Jupiter, Its Rings, And Two Intriguing Moons

Jupiter, named for the king of the ancient Roman gods, commands its own mini-version of our solar system of circling satellites; their movements convinced Galileo Galilei that Earth is not the center of the universe in the early 17th century. More...
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Surprising Number Of Exoplanets Could Host Life

A new study shows other stars could have as many as seven Earth-like planets in the absence of a gas giant like Jupiter.
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A Scientist's Mesmerizing Animation Shows How Our Entire Solar System Orbits An Unseen Center —...

Jupiter, Saturn, and the sun play a constant game of tug-of-war around the invisible center of our solar system called the barycenter.
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Nasa’s Juno Spacecraft Maps The Northern Pole Of Moon Ganymede For First Time

The craft came within 62,000 miles of Jupiter's moon
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'first Ever' Snap Emerges Of Something Vaguely Resembling Our Solar System 300 Ly Away. We'll Take...

Gassy giants make Jupiter look like an absolute tiddler Pic and video  Astronomers say they have snapped a multi-planetary system containing a Sun-like star for the first time.…
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Jupiter Eclipse Proves The Speed Of Light

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Watch Live As Ganymede, The Solar System's Biggest Moon, Transits Jupiter - Cnet

Ganymede, Jupiter's biggest moon, is throwing shade at gas giant Jupiter -- and you can watch live.
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How Galileo Battled The Science Deniers Of His Time

The man who discovered Jupiter’s satellites and the mountains of the moon had no patience for idiots -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Catch A 'full Jupiter' This Week And Spot Its Moons With Just Binoculars - Cnet

Say hello to Io and its moon buddies.
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Dawn Patrol: Jupiter And Saturn At Opposition 2020

Missing the planets in the first half of 2020? That’s all about to change, as the gas giants Jupiter and Saturn reach opposition in rapid succession this month, heralding a return to the dusk sky. The post Dawn Patrol: Jupiter and Saturn at...
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Spacex Could Send Nasa To Jupiter's Potentially Habitable Moon Europa - Cnet

Congress has opened the door to a commercial rocket launching a NASA mission to deep space.
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Amateur Astronomers Find A Brand New Storm On Jupiter

Amateur astronomers have discovered a new storm near the Great Red Spot. The post Amateur Astronomers Find a Brand New Storm on Jupiter appeared first on Universe Today.
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House Appropriators Just Made Doing Artemis Landing More Difficult

Appropriations Committee Releases Fiscal Year 2021 Commerce-Justice-Science Funding Bill Full Bill "That the National Aeronautics and Space Administration shall use the Space Launch System, if available, as the launch vehicles for the Jupiter...

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Amateur Astronomer Discovers A Brand New Spot On Jupiter

The new feature was imaged by NASA's Juno spacecraft
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