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This Photo Of Jupiter Clouds Looks Like A Vincent van Gogh Painting

A photo taken recently by NASA’s Juno spacecraft shows Jupiter’s clouds in their otherworldly beauty. It serves as one of the many reminders that the universe is a mysterious and majestic place.

Space December 2, 2017

Giant Planet Or Failed Star? Planetary Object With 13 Jupiter Masses Hides At Center Of Milky Way Galaxy

A planetary object was detected hiding at the center of the Milky Way galaxy during a microlensing event. It could either be a giant planet that formed out of the stellar disk or a failed star, based on its mass.

Space November 8, 2017

NASA's Juno Phones Home After Eighth Jupiter Flyby

NASA’s Juno has successfully completed its flyby of Jupiter, but it took a while for Earth to receive the data. The probe needed to maintain its silence to protect its information from the effects of solar conjunction.

Space November 6, 2017

Jupiter's Northern And Southern Auroras Individually Pulse At Independent And Erratic Frequencies

Scientists have found out that the two poles of Jupiter pulse at different and erratic frequencies. The observations were made with the help of data collected by NASA and ESA's telescopes.

Space November 1, 2017

Here Are The Close-Up Images Of Jupiter's Great Red Spot Thanks To JunoCam And Citizen Scientists

JunoCam has sent in close-up images of Jupiter's most iconic feature, the Great Red Spot. Citizen scientists were quick to take the opportunity to process and enhance the photos.

Space July 16, 2017

NASA's Juno Probe Will Get Its First Look At Jupiter's Planet-Sized Storm

We know very little about Jupiter's planet-sized storm, but that may change soon. NASA's Juno probe will get its first look at Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Space July 11, 2017

Evidence Points To Jupiter Being The Oldest Planet In The Solar System

What is the oldest planet in the solar system? New evidence suggests Jupiter is older than previously thought and predates other planets.

Space June 14, 2017

Jupiter Adds Two More Moons To Its Collection: Here's What We Know

Jupiter has more moons than any other planet in the solar system, and we keep finding more. Scientists have discovered two more moons in orbit around the gas giant.

Space June 13, 2017

Juno Mission’s First Results Are In: Here Is The Sequence Of Juno’s Approach To Jupiter In A Single Photo

Juno mission’s first flyby sent back an immense amount of significant data about Jupiter. A single photo showing the sequence of Juno's flyby shows just how majestic Jupiter truly is.

Space May 26, 2017

In First Flybys, Juno Reveals How Little We Know About Jupiter

The first round of data from NASA's Juno mission has been released and it reveals that we know very little about Jupiter. From the planet's core to water and unexpected cyclones, here's what we learned.

Space May 25, 2017

NASA Denies Plans Of Joint Lander Mission To Jupiter Moon Europa

NASA and the European Space Agency are not yet officially pursuing a lander mission together to explore Jupiter moon Europa. The joint Europa lander mission was brought up weeks ago by a scientist at a geosciences summit.

Space May 12, 2017

Researchers Spot Bright Volcanic Crater On Jupiter's Moon Io

Scientists discovered lava waves across the surface of Jupiter's moon Io. These waves caused some regions of the Loki Patera to be brighter than others and astronomers posited the temperatures also differed between these locations.

Space May 12, 2017

Jupiter Has Great Cold Spot That Rivals Gas Planet's Shrinking Red Spot

Just like planet Jupiter's Great Red Spot, the newly discovered Great Cold Spot is bigger than Earth and is technically a weather feature. What are the differences of these two massive spots?

Space April 12, 2017

Astronomers Discover Second Great Spot On Jupiter Which Might Have Been There For Thousands Of Years

Astronomers have discovered another giant spot inside the giant gas planet of our solar system. It’s called the Great Cold Spot, and here are a few things you should know about it.

Space April 12, 2017

Atmosphere Detected On Earth-Like Planet GJ 1132b: How Likely Is It To Host Life?

For the first time, scientists have detected an atmosphere around an exoplanet bolstering the prospects of finding life outside the solar system. Dubbed GJ 1132b, the exoplanet orbits the dwarf star GJ 1132.

Space April 11, 2017

Jupiter At Opposition: Here’s Why The Giant Planet Shines Brighter And Bigger This Friday Night

New photos from the Hubble Space Telescope reveal breathtaking views of Jupiter. They come in days before Jupiter at opposition, or where the planet forms a straight line with Earth and the sun.

Space April 7, 2017

Why Did It Take A Century For April Fools’ Comet To Be Identified?

Comet 41P has a complicated history. Until its identity was clearly established, the April Fools’ comet was initially mislabeled, then lost and eventually rediscovered in 1951.

Space April 3, 2017

NASA’s $1 Billion Juno Mission Starts Unraveling Jupiter’s Secrets With Breathtaking New Images

The breathtaking new images from Juno spacecraft reveal the richness and depth of Jupiter's ancient and mysterious past that would either confirm or debunk the theories about the planet's origin and composition.

Space March 30, 2017

Astronomers Discover Brown Dwarf Star With Purest Composition, Highest Mass Ever

A newly discovered brown dwarf has astounded researchers through its sheer mass and pristine composition. The celestial body is 90 times bigger than Jupiter and 250 times structurally purer than the sun.

Space March 28, 2017

NASA May Cancel Europa Lander Mission As Space Agency Faces Budget Cuts

NASA budget cuts would scrap a proposed mission to one of Jupiter's moon. The Europa lander mission would supposedly drill through ice into the moon’s subterranean ocean to find signs of life.

Space March 20, 2017

Hot Jupiter KELT-16b Spirals To Death As It Orbits Extremely Close To Parent Star

KELT-16b may only have 550,000 years left before it gets destroyed by tidal forces as it orbits very close to its parent star. A red dwarf star is suspected to be behind the hot Jupiter's death spiral into its host star.

Space March 18, 2017

NASA's Europa Clipper Mission And Lander To Find Life In Icy Galilean Moon

NASA brings the search for alien life to an unfamiliar terrain by sending a flyby mission with a lander to Jupiter's icy moon. Underneath the icy-crusted Europa is a large amount of saltwater where life possibly exists.

Space March 13, 2017

Think You Know Jupiter? Here's Everything You Need To Know About The Giant Planet

In light of Juno's ongoing mission, here are a few things that you may want to know about Jupiter before we get more details from NASA’s spacecraft. Did you know that Jupiter has rings?

Space March 10, 2017

NASA Will Forgo Shorter Orbit Around Jupiter: How Will This Affect Juno Mission?

NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter will continue on its 53-day orbital period instead of shifting to a shorter 14-day orbit. What caused the change in plans and why is NASA optimistic about it?

Space February 19, 2017

Proposed NASA Europa Mission To Drill Into Icy Crust Of Jupiter Moon To Search For Alien Life

Members of NASA'S Science Definition Team submitted a report detailing the concept of a new Europa mission. The team proposed sending a probe to drill into the icy crust of the Jupiter moon.

Space February 11, 2017

NASA Developing AI To Explore Extraterrestrial Water Worlds

NASA is reportedly working on an AI pertaining to the autonomous navigation of underwater drones. The ongoing project is aimed at exploring the subsurface oceans of Europa, Jupiter’s moon.

Space January 25, 2017

NASA Juno Spacecraft Completes Latest Jupiter Flyby, Captures Image Of Gas Giant’s ‘Pearl’

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has completed yet another successful close flyby of Jupiter, it took grand images and added new data. The mission was able to probe the gravity rich interiors in the close buzz by hovering above the gas giant’s cloud top.

Space December 17, 2016

Juno Spacecraft In Safe Mode After Latest Jupiter Flyby, Delivers Intriguing Data On The Gas Giant

NASA's Juno Jupiter spacecraft had shifted to safe mode just hours before it was supposed to make a closer approach to the planet. Safe mode implies the spacecraft will be in a cautious mode and would not pick up any scientific data.

Space October 21, 2016

Geysers On Europa: NASA Finds More Evidence Of Water Plumes On Jupiter Moon

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope found what appear as water vapor plumes from the icy surface of Jupiter moon Europa. How will astronomers confirm the existence of this water geyser?

Space September 27, 2016

Alien Life Forms Discovered On Europa? NASA To Present New Findings About Jupiter Moon

Has NASA's Hubble Space Telescope found signs of alien life on Europa? The U.S. space agency said it will reveal new findings about Jupiter's moon on Sept. 26.

Space September 24, 2016

Juno Spacecraft's Close-Up Images Of Jupiter Reveal Unexpected Weather And Storm Systems

NASA's Juno spacecraft has captured images of Jupiter's north pole. The photographs showed storm systems and weather activities that scientists have not seen in other gas giants in the Solar System.

Space September 5, 2016

NASA’s Juno Probe Reaches Closest Point To Jupiter This Saturday

Juno has successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit and will be at its closest to the gas giant on Aug. 27. This will be the first flyby where the probe will have its entire suite of instruments turned on.

Space August 27, 2016

Jupiter Moon Io's Atmosphere Freezes And Collapses During Eclipses

A typical lunar eclipse on Earth offers viewers a spectacular treat, but on Jupiter's moons, the effect is different. A new study reveals how a Jupiter eclipse affects its volcanically active moon Io.

Space August 2, 2016

Planet Jupiter's Great Red Spot Heats Up Upper Atmosphere Of Gas Giant

The Great Red Spot on planet Jupiter is likely behind the high temperature in the gas giant's upper atmosphere. How does the hurricane produce the hot spot?

Space July 28, 2016

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Captures First Pictures From Jupiter Orbit

NASA's Jupiter probe Juno captured the first photos of the gas giant using the visible-light camera Junocam. An image released Tuesday shows Jupiter and the planet's three biggest moons.

Space July 13, 2016

Astronomers Find Water Clouds Outside Solar System For The First Time

Astronomers found evidence that the brown dwarf WISE 0855 has atmospheric water vapor and clouds. The object has water absorbing features similar to what was observed in Jupiter's atmosphere.

Space July 9, 2016

NASA Juno Enters Jupiter Orbit: How To Watch Live Stream Of Crucial And Historic Moment

NASA's Juno probe will enter Jupiter's orbit tonight. Viewers can catch a live stream of the historic event starting at 10:30 p.m. Eastern on Tech Times.

Space July 4, 2016

Juno Makes History As Seventh Probe To Reach Jupiter

Jupiter has been visited by spacecraft six times prior to the upcoming arrival of Juno on July 4. What did these missions teach us about the largest planet in the solar system?

Space June 30, 2016

Spectacular New Infrared Images Of Jupiter Released Days Before Juno Probe Encounter

Days ahead of NASA's Juno probe encounter, astronomers have released spectacular new infrared images of the planet Jupiter. The images will help set the scene for the space probe's mission.

Space June 27, 2016

Astronomers Find Unusually Large Number Of Hot Jupiters In Dense Star Cluster

Excess number of hot Jupiters were discovered in Messier 67. What's behind the high concentration of these gas giants in the dense star cluster?

Space June 17, 2016

Juno To Probe Jupiter On July 4: Why This Mission Is Important

Like its namesake, the Juno probe will pierce through the stormy atmosphere of Jupiter to examine its true nature. The long awaited mission could potentially change our understanding of the solar system.

Space June 13, 2016

NASA's Juno Spacecraft To Enter Jupiter's Orbit On July 4

In 26 days, NASA's Juno spacecraft will arrive at its intended destination in the Jupiter system. The probe will fire up its main rockets in order to align itself with the gas giant's orbit and begin its exploration.

Space June 11, 2016

Saturn Is Shining Brightly - Here's How To See It!

Saturn is easily visible in the night sky, shining much more brightly than normal. What is causing this dazzling light show?

Space June 3, 2016

Jupiter's Clouds Float On Vast Ammonia Deposits

Astronomers have now peered beneath the outer layer of clouds on Jupiter using a powerful network of radio telescopes. What did they find?

Space June 2, 2016

Jupiter Moon Europa May Have Ocean With Earth-Like Chemical Balance

Jupiter's moon Europa may have an ocean with a chemical balance similar to Earth's, a new study has found. Researchers found that Europa has similar features with our planet in terms of supporting life and biological processes.

Space May 23, 2016

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