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Anish Kapoor, Cloud Gate, 2004. Stainless steel, 1,006 x 2,012 x 1,280 cm. Mike Warot/Flickr, CC BY

Anish Kapoor’s “Cloud Gate”: playing with light and returning to Earth, our finite world

Anish Kapoor’s “Cloud Gate”: playing with light and returning to Earth, our finite world Anish Kapoor, Cloud Gate, 2004. Stainless steel, 1,006 x 2,012 x 1,280 cm. Mike Warot/Flickr, CC BY Joel Chevrier, Université Grenoble Alpes Every day thousands of people play with Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate in Chicago’s Millennium Park.…

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This artist’s concept of lightning distribution in Jupiter’s northern hemisphere incorporates a JunoCam image with artistic embellishments. Data from NASA’s Juno mission indicates that most of the lightning activity on Jupiter is near its poles. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/JunoCam

Juno Solves 39-Year Old Mystery of Jupiter Lightning

Juno Solves 39-Year Old Mystery of Jupiter Lightning Ever since NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft flew past Jupiter in March, 1979, scientists have wondered about the origin of Jupiter’s lightning. That encounter confirmed the existence of Jovian lightning, which had been theorized for centuries. But when the venerable explorer hurtled by,…

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Artist’s illustration of Jupiter and Europa (in the foreground) with the Galileo spacecraft after its pass through a plume erupting from Europa’s surface. A new computer simulation gives us an idea of how the magnetic field interacted with a plume. The magnetic field lines (depicted in blue) show how the plume interacts with the ambient flow of Jovian plasma. The red colors on the lines show more dense areas of plasma. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Michigan

Old Data Reveal New Evidence of Europa Plumes

Old Data Reveal New Evidence of Europa Plumes Scientists re-examining data from an old mission bring new insights to the tantalizing question of whether Jupiter’s moon Europa has the ingredients to support life. The data provide independent evidence that the moon’s subsurface liquid water reservoir may be venting plumes of…

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Artist’s impression of the Europa clipper mission. NASA

Signs of water plumes boost chances of finding life on Jupiter’s moon Europa

Signs of water plumes boost chances of finding life on Jupiter’s moon Europa Artist’s impression of the Europa clipper mission. NASA Andrew Coates, UCL Along with Mars, Jupiter’s moon Europa has long captured the imagination of science fiction writers as a potential place for life in the solar system beyond…

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Artist's concept of Cassini's flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus. Image credit: NASA/JPL

Water, water, everywhere in our Solar system but what does that mean for life?

Water, water, everywhere in our Solar system but what does that mean for life? This illustration shows Cassini diving through geyser plumes on Saturn’s the ocean world moon of Enceladus. NASA/JPL-Caltech Jonti Horner, University of Southern Queensland There was much excitement when NASA recently revealed new details about the oceans…

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