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Jupiter’s Stunning Southern Hemisphere

Image Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt/ Seán Doran

Jupiter’s Stunning Southern Hemisphere

Jupiter’s Stunning Southern Hemisphere See Jupiter’s southern hemisphere in beautiful detail in this new image taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. The color-enhanced view captures one of the white ovals in the “String of Pearls,” one of eight massive rotating storms at 40 degrees south latitude […]

Jupiter’s Aurora Presents a Powerful Mystery

This is a reconstructed view of Jupiter’s northern lights through the filters of the Juno Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph instrument on Dec. 11, 2016, as the Juno spacecraft approached Jupiter, passed over its poles, and plunged towards the equator. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Bertrand Bonfond

Jupiter’s Aurora Presents a Powerful Mystery

Jupiter’s Aurora Presents a Powerful Mystery Scientists on NASA’s Juno mission have observed massive amounts of energy swirling over Jupiter’s polar regions that contribute to the giant planet’s powerful aurora – only not in ways the researchers expected. Examining data collected by the ultraviolet spectrograph […]

The PLATO mission: an investigation of planetary systems

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The PLATO mission: an investigation of planetary systems

The PLATO mission: an investigation of planetary systems file t cojf. Frédéric Baudin, Université Paris Sud – Université Paris-Saclay Despite its proximity to the Earth, the Sun still poses many questions. But what do we know of other stars, located at immense distances on a human scale? […]

From the edge of the Solar System, Voyager probes are still talking to Australia after 40 years

Both Voyager spacecraft are only in communication with Earth via a Canberra tracking station. NASA/JPL

From the edge of the Solar System, Voyager probes are still talking to Australia after 40 years

From the edge of the Solar System, Voyager probes are still talking to Australia after 40 years Both Voyager spacecraft are only in communication with Earth via a Canberra tracking station. NASA/JPL John Sarkissian, CSIRO and Ed Kruzins, CSIRO This month marks 40 years since […]

Large, Distant Comets More Common Than Previously Thought

This illustration shows how scientists used data from NASA's WISE spacecraft to determine the nucleus sizes of comets. They subtracted a model of how dust and gas behave in comets in order to obtain the core size. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Large, Distant Comets More Common Than Previously Thought

Large, Distant Comets More Common Than Previously Thought Comets that take more than 200 years to make one revolution around the Sun are notoriously difficult to study. Because they spend most of their time far from our area of the solar system, many “long-period comets” […]

Early images of the closest look at Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

Peering into the Great Red Spot - color enhancements and vibrance, to bring out detail. NASA/SwRI/MSSS/Tom Momary, CC BY-NC-SA

Early images of the closest look at Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

Early images of the closest look at Jupiter’s Great Red Spot The raw images of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot taken this week by the Juno probe. NASA/SwRI/MSSS Lucyna Kedziora-Chudczer, UNSW The images coming in from NASA’s Juno mission reveal some amazing details of Jupiter’s Great […]

Six mysteries of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot observed by Juno in July 2017. .NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill

Six mysteries of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

Six mysteries of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Jupiter’s Great Red Spot observed by Juno in July 2017. .NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill Leigh Fletcher, University of Leicester and Emma Bunce, University of Leicester NASA has released beautiful new images from humanity’s closest encounter with Jupiter’s majestic Great […]

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Completes Flyby over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

This illustration depicts NASA's Juno spacecraft soaring over Jupiter’s south pole. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Completes Flyby over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Completes Flyby over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot NASA’s Juno mission completed a close flyby of Jupiter and its Great Red Spot on July 10, during its sixth science orbit. All of Juno’s science instruments and the spacecraft’s JunoCam were operating during the […]

Lab scientist finds Jupiter is one old-timer

Jupiter is not only the largest planet in our solar system, but it’s also the oldest, according to new research from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Image courtesy of NASA

Lab scientist finds Jupiter is one old-timer

Lab scientist finds Jupiter is one old-timer An international group of scientists has found that Jupiter is the oldest planet in our solar system. By looking at tungsten and molybdenum isotopes on iron meteorites, the team, made up of scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory […]