Jupiter

Lucy Mission Completes Critical Design Review

The Lucy mission led by Southwest Research Institute is one step closer to its 2021 launch to explore the Trojan asteroids, a population of ancient small bodies that share an orbit with Jupiter. With the successful completion of its critical design...
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Astronomy Student Silhouetted By Milky Way, Jupiter In Stunning Photo

The image features the silhouette of one of my students during a workshop on astrophotography. He is standing against the background core of our galaxy at the Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve, in Portugal.
Related topics: Space, Milky Way, Science Photos, Galaxies

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Remarkable Story Of Shock Wave Physics In Post-world War Ii America

Physicists predicted the Hubble Space Telescope would see a rising vapor plume as the Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet crashed into the far side of Jupiter in 1994. And sure enough, the plume produced by the impact matched their computational analysis.
Related topics: Physics, Telescopes, Hubble Space Telescope, Space, Comets

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Jupiter's Great Red Spot: Our Solar System's Most Famous Storm

It's been a great, enormous storm for more than a 100 years. But will Jupiter's Great Red Spot last much longer?
Related topics: Solar Storms, Sun, Space

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Jupiter’s Europa Could Contain Life — And These Missions Aim To Find It

It’s brilliant news. In just over a decade, there will be two spacecraft exploring one of the most habitable worlds in the solar system – Jupiter’s moon Europa. That’s thanks to a recent announcement by NASA that the orbiter Europa Clipper...
Related topics: Spacecrafts, Space, Moon, NASA

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Hawaiian Electric Partners With Jupiter Intelligence To Analyze Climate Change Risks

Hawaiian Electric Companies entered an agreement with Jupiter Intelligence, a provider of predictive data and analytics for climate risk, on Monday to generate ongoing climate risk analytics services for generation, transmission and distribution...

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Analysis Of Galileo's Jupiter Entry Probe Reveals Gaps In Heat Shield Modeling

The entry probe of the Galileo mission to Jupiter entered the planet's atmosphere in 1995 in fiery fashion. As the probe descended from Mach 50 to Mach 1 and generated enough heat to cause plasma reactions on its surface, it relayed data about the...
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Analysis Of Galileo's Jupiter Entry Probe Reveals Gaps In Heat Shield Modeling

The entry probe of the Galileo mission to Jupiter entered the planet's atmosphere in 1995 in fiery fashion, generating enough heat to cause plasma reactions on its surface. The data relayed about the burning of its heat shield differed from the...
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Nasa’s Juno Spacecraft Captures Jupiter’s Windy, Colorful ‘jet N4’ Region

NASA’s Juno spacecraft snapped the swirling clouds of Jupiter's "Jet N4" region on September 11. (Photo Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / SwRI / MSSS) NASA’s Juno spacecraft recently caught a view of Jupiter’s northern...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Juno, Spacecrafts, Science Photos

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Most Extreme 'hot Jupiter' Alien Planet Completes 1 Orbit Every 18 Hours

Giant alien worlds known as hot Jupiters get scorchingly close to their host stars, and now astronomers have discovered the most extreme version of such planets to date — one that zips around its star in a little more than 18 hours.
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Scientists Discovered 20 New Moons Around Saturn, And You Can Help Name Them

Astronomers using the Subaru telescope in Hawaii have discovered 20 new moons in orbit around Saturn, which surpasses Jupiter as the planet in our solar system with the most known moons.
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries, Saturn, Space, Telescopes

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Air Force Unveils Next-gen 'whiskey' Helicopters To Replace Pave Hawks: 'a Beacon Of Hope'

Officials with Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, showcased the next-generation HH-60W "Whiskey" helicopter Monday in Jupiter.       
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Astronomers Find 20 – Yes 20 – New Moons For Saturn

A team of astronomers led by Scott Sheppard has discovered 20 new moons around Saturn, putting it ahead of Jupiter! The post Astronomers Find 20 – Yes 20 – New Moons for Saturn appeared first on Universe Today.
Related topics: Space, Saturn, Scientific Discoveries

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An Algorithm May Be The 1st Thing To See Europa Clipper's Coolest Discoveries From Jupiter Moon

Spacecraft are great explorers, but they can be frustrating pen pals.
Related topics: Algorithms, Moon, Space, Spacecrafts

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Space Photos Of The Week: Oh Pioneers!

Two twin probes from the 1970s sent back some of our first images from Saturn and Jupiter.
Related topics: Science Photos, Saturn

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Juno Is Afraid To Death Of Jupiter’s Shadow. So It Fired Its Thruster For Over 10 Hours To Avoid...

In a death-defying maneuver for the spacecraft, NASA’s Juno has completed an unprecedented and unplanned engine burn. The purpose? To save the spacecraft’s “life,” or at least the rest of its mission to Jupiter. Jupiter casts...
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L-chondrite Breakup Might Have Contributed To Ordovician Biodiversification

About 466 Mya, a major impact event took place between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Space dust spread all across the Solar System, and some of it was found near Saint Petersburg, Russia, and in the south of Sweden. An international team of...
Related topics: Mars, Space

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What Moons In Other Solar Systems Reveal About Planets Like Neptune And Jupiter

What is the difference between a planet-satellite system as we have with the Earth and Moon, versus a binary planet – two planets orbiting each other in a cosmic do-si-do? I am an astronomer interested in planets orbiting nearby stars, and gas...
Related topics: Space, Neptune, Satellites, Moon

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Exoplanet Orbits Its Star Every 18 Hours. The Quickest Ever Found

The Next Generation Transit Survey recently discovered a hot-Jupiter with the shortest orbital period observed to date, just 18 hours! The post Exoplanet Orbits its Star Every 18 Hours. The Quickest Ever Found appeared first on Universe Today.
Related topics: Exoplanets, Polls, Scientific Discoveries

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Astronomers Discover Giant Planet That Shouldn’t Exist

Artist's impression of a Jupiter-like planet with a blueish colour orbiting a cool red dwarf (via CARMENES/RenderArea/J. Bollaín/C. Gallego) Astronomers have discovered a giant planet that, by all accounts, should not exist. The...
Related topics: Space, Scientific Discoveries

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