Jupiter

Another Beautiful Image Of Jupiter From Juno During Its Latest Flyby. Great Work By Gerald...

Confucius said, “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”   When it comes to Jupiter, Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran can certainly see it. And lucky for us, they have the skill to bring that beauty to the fore for...
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Jupiter May Not Have Caused Our Solar System's 'great Divide' After All

One of our solar system's fundamental boundaries may have existed since the very beginning, a new study reports.
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Confirmation Of Alien Life ‘imminent And Inevitable' As Probes Sent To Distant Ice World

In May 2018, astronomers provided evidence of water plume activity on Europa, the smallest of the four largest moons orbiting Jupiter, based on an updated analysis of data obtained from the Galileo space probe, with such data feeding into the...
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Jupiter Keeps Flinging Space Rocks At Earth

Jupiter has long been credited with protecting the inner solar system from pesky asteroids and other objects that could potentially cause a problem for us here on Earth. That theory has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years, and some...
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An Incredible Animation By A Planetary Scientist Shows How Fast Each Planet Spins By Putting Them...

Jupiter's Great Red Spot zips around 2.4 times faster than Earth, while Venus spins so slowly you can't tell it's moving backwards.
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The Histories Hidden In The Periodic Table

Neima Jahromi on the discovery and manufacturing of chemical elements, and the books “Antimony, Gold, and Jupiter’s Wolf,” by Peter Wothers,” “The Periodic Table: Its Story and Its Significance,” by Eric Scerri, and “Superheavy: Making...
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Astronomers Discover Exoplanets With Cotton Candy Density In Kepler 51 Star System

Using data from the Hubble Space Telescope, researchers found three planets in the Kepler 51 star system that are almost as big as Jupiter, but have extremely low density – almost like cotton candy.
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Lessons From Scorching Hot Weirdo-planets

Enlarge / 1800 degrees Fahrenheit? That is a hot Jupiter, eh? (credit: NASA) In 1995, after years of effort, astronomers made an announcement: They’d found the first planet circling a sun-like star outside our solar system. But that planet, 51...
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Hubble Investigates New Type Of Super-puff Planet With Texture Of Cotton Candy

Observations from Hubble have uncovered a new and most unusual class of planet, dubbed a super-puff, which which is as big as Jupiter but a hundredth of its mass.
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Nasa’s Juno Spacecraft Spots Massive Cyclone On Jupiter

NASA's Juno spacecraft has been hanging around the mighty gas giant Jupiter for a number of years now, and it's returned some very interesting observations during its stint there. Since Jupiter is absolutely covered in massive, swirling clouds, it...
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Giant New Cyclone Discovered At Jupiter's South Pole

NASA's Juno spacecraft picked out a hexagon of storms hidden beneath the top layer of Jupiter's clouds.
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Jupiter's Galilean Moons May Have Formed Bit By Bit, From Pebbles

These large moons’ complex combination of properties could be best explained if they grew slowly from pebbles.

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Jupiter's Galilean Moons May Have Formed Bit By Bit, From Pebbles

These large moons’ complex combination of properties could be best explained if they grew slowly from pebbles.

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Research Suggests That Hibernation Is A Likely Option To Make Deep Space Exploration A Reality

Space travelers sleeping in hibernation chambers before continuing with their missions, whether to go on a trip to Jupiter or hunt down an extraterrestrial creature. The concept was first imagined in the 20th century before making its way to the big...

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Glancing Back

From NASA Dec. 2, 2019 Just after its close flyby of Jupiter on Nov. 3, 2019, NASA’s Juno spacecraft caught this striking view of Jupiter’s southern hemisphere as the spacecraft sped away from the giant planet. This image captures...
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Scientists Were Wrong, Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Is Not Dying

In the last 10 years, but in the last five months in particular, the press has reported dire warnings that the Great Red Spot of Jupiter is dying. However, some astronomers believe, to paraphrase Mark Twain, that the reports of its death are greatly...
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Jupiter Is Amazing! Why This Planet Deserves A Closer Look.

Philip Marcus Security, Americas Contrary to recent reports, Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is not in danger of disappearing. In the last 10 years, but in the last five months in particular, the press has reported dire warnings that the Great Red...
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Nasa Juno Snaps Stunning Jupiter Photo With 'massive Cyclones, Chaotic Clouds'

NASA’s Juno space probe recently completed its latest flyby of Jupiter. Before leaving the planet, the probe snapped a stunning photo of the gas giant that shows the various activities happening in the planet’s atmosphere.
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Jupiter's Great Red Spot Isn't Dead Yet, Scientist Says - Cnet

Rumors of the super-storm's death have been greatly exaggerated, according to a team of engineers.

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Cosmic Deal: You Can See Saturn With The Moon On Black Friday (it's Free!)

After its Thanksgiving rendezvous with Jupiter and Venus, the moon will pay Saturn a visit on Black Friday (Nov. 29).
Related topics: Saturn, Moon, Space, Black Friday, Thanksgiving

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