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Jupiter Moon Ganymede Releases Electromagnetic Waves That May Damage Spacecraft

Scientists discovered that Jupiter moon Ganymede is releasing powerful electromagnetic waves that may destroy spacecraft. The invisible magnetic field surrounding Ganymede is powered by the magnetic field of Jupiter, which is about 20,000 times stronger than Earth's.

Space August 8, 2018

Jupiter Moons Now Up To 79 After 10 More Confirmed, Including 1 That May Collide With Others

A team of astronomers discovered 12 new Jupiter moons in March 2017, and the remaining 10 have just been confirmed to bring the total Jupiter moon count to 79. However, one of the new moons, Valetudo, is different.

Space July 19, 2018

NASA Juno Spacecraft May Have Found Hidden Volcano In Jupiter Moon Io

The NASA Juno spacecraft may have spotted a hidden volcano on Io, one of the dozens of moons of Jupiter. NASA is expecting more clues on the previously undiscovered heat source from the space probe's next flyby.

Space July 15, 2018

Jupiter’s Moons Are Leaving Strange Marks On The Giant Planet’s Aurora

Scientists found peculiar swirls and spots left on Jupiter’s auroras by two of its moons. The experts said they still do not know what causes the moons to leave these trails behind.

Space July 6, 2018

Is This A Van Gogh Painting? Chaotic Clouds Of Jupiter Appear Like Stunning Oil Painting In Color-Enhanced Image

Citizen scientists used data from Junocam imager to create a color-enhanced image of the clouds of Jupiter. The image was captured during the 13th close flyby of the Juno spacecraft.

Space June 25, 2018

NASA’s Flyby Juno Survives Jupiter’s Radioactive Field And Gets Another 3 Years Of Probe

The Juno mission is set out to explore Jupiter’s structure, mass, core, and origin. After two years of orbit, Juno remained operationally healthy, extending its mission to another three years.

Space June 8, 2018

Lightning On Jupiter Is Surprisingly Similar To Lightning On Earth With Some Key Differences

Jupiter is known for the storms that are raging on the planet's surface, including the Great Red Spot. These storms feature lightning, and scientists have figured out that this is very similar to that of Earth's.

Space June 6, 2018

Interstellar Immigrant Has Been Caught In Jupiter's Orbit For 4.5 Billion Years: Where Did This Asteroid Come From?

Scientists just found this solar system's first interstellar immigrant, an object from outside that has now been in Jupiter's orbit for 4.5 billion years. Where did this interstellar object come from?

Space May 21, 2018

NASA Finds Evidence That Spacecraft Flew Through Water Plume On Jupiter's Moon Europa Back In 1997

Old data from the Jupiter probe Galileo shows that it flew through a water plume on the moon of Europa. Although the data has been available for more than 20 years, scientists were just able to see this now.

Space May 15, 2018

Exiled Asteroid May Have Been Kicked Out Into Kuiper Belt By Young Gas Giants

Gas giants such as Saturn and Jupiter may have thrown out the carbon-rich asteroid 2004 EW95 into the Kuiper Belt, beyond Neptune during the early stages of the Solar System’s formation. How did this happen?

Space May 11, 2018

Scientists Say Orbits Of Jupiter And Venus Impact Earth's Climate Every 405,000 Years

A new study has revealed that gravitational pull from Jupiter and Venus changes the Earth's orbit every 405,000 years. This impacts climate and all life on Earth.

Space May 7, 2018

Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, And More To Appear During The Spring And Summer Evening Skies

Certain planets and stars will become more visible to the eye during the spring and summer evening hours. Planets such as Venus, Saturn, and Mars will be seen during the late evening hours.

Space May 4, 2018

Saturn May Have Helped Create Planet Jupiter's Galilean Moons

Computer simulations showed how Jupiter's largest moons were formed. Researchers found that the gas giant's neighboring planet, Saturn, had a key role in the formation of the Galilean satellites.

Space April 21, 2018

Watch Jupiter's Massive North Pole Storms In Infrared Video By NASA

NASA released video of the massive storms found in Jupiter's north pole. The video provides a 3D flyover of the storms that were captured using infrared imaging.

Space April 13, 2018

Jupiter Shines Bright In April Night Sky For Stargazers: Here's How To See The 'Jupiter Triangle'

Jupiter, which will be shining bright in the night sky starting this April, is part of a new celestial formation named the 'Jupiter Triangle.' Here's how to see it, according to astronomer Joe Rao.

Space April 9, 2018

Rose-Colored Jupiter: NASA's Juno Captures Image Of Storm And Bright Clouds On Gas Giant Planet

JunoCam onboard NASA's Juno spacecraft captured a close-up view of a storm and bright cloud tops on Jupiter. The U.S space agency encourages the public to download and process raw images from Juno.

Space March 18, 2018

Jupiter's Great Red Spot Is Getting Taller While It Is Shrinking, It Is Also Changing Colors To Orange

Jupiter's Great Red Spot has been shrinking. As it is, the storm is getting taller on the planet. A recent change to the Great Red Spot is that it is also slowly changing colors.

Space March 16, 2018

NASA Releases New Images Of Gas Giant Jupiter

The U.S. space agency released new photos of Jupiter, showing the spectacular cyclones present on the poles of the planet. The images were captured by the JIRAM instrument on the Juno spacecraft.

Space March 11, 2018

Discoveries From Juno: Massive Cyclones Spotted Beneath Jupiter's Surface

NASA's Juno mission observed images of complex structures beneath Jupiter's surface. The images were identified as geometric clusters of massive cyclones with wind speeds exceeding a Category 5 hurricane strength.

Space March 8, 2018

A Must See Sky Show: Saturn, Mars, And Jupiter To Align This Week

A rare astronomical event is happening this week. Bright planets Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter will align before sunrise, while the moon will pass by them.

Space March 6, 2018

NASA Juno Spacecraft Takes Time-Lapse Sequence Of Jupiter's Blue South Pole

The Juno spacecraft of NASA, which may see its two-year mission extended, took a sequence of time-lapse photos of Jupiter. The images show a rarely seen side of the planet, namely its blue south pole.

Space February 24, 2018

Jupiter's Great Red Spot Will Disappear In 10 Years

The Great Red Spot on Jupiter will evaporate and die in the next 10 to 20 years. The GRS is actually a superstorm, which has been going on for the past 400 years.

Space February 20, 2018

NASA's Juno Captures Close-Up Image Of Jupiter's Colorful Clouds

A striking image of Jupiter's brilliant clouds was captured by the Juno probe. Unlike previous photos, it features the gas planet's northern hemisphere for the first time.

Space January 10, 2018

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

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