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The Hidden Oceans Of Jupiter’s Moon Europa Found Containing Basic Table Salt

Table salt has been unearthed in an alien landscape. Scientists found that sodium chloride is present on the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa, suggesting that the moon's oceans could be very similar to Earth's.

Space June 14, 2019

Jupiter Will Be So Close To Earth This Month, Its Moons Can Be Seen With Binoculars

Sky watchers should get ready, because Jupiter is showing up this June. The planet will be so close to the Earth that it and its moons can be seen even just using binoculars.

Space June 7, 2019

NASA Mission To Jovian Moon Europa Facing Tough Challenges Ahead

An internal investigation found that NASA's Europa Clipper and Lander, two upcoming missions, faced several problems. The investigators found that both projects suffer from budget and schedule issues as well as a shortage of staff.

Space May 31, 2019

Jupiter's Gigantic Great Red Spot Storm System May Be Starting To Unravel

Amateur astronomers reported large sections, some of which bigger than 10,000 kilometers, detach from Jupiter's Great Red Spot every week. The storm has been raging for at least 350 years is shrinking steadily.

Space May 29, 2019

NASA's Juno Discovers That Jupiter's Magnetic Field Is Changing

New readings made by the Juno spacecraft revealed small but distinct changes in the magnetic field of Jupiter. NASA scientists explained that the shifts are caused by the planet's atmospheric winds in the deep atmosphere.

Space May 21, 2019

Say Hello To KIC 10544976, A Star System With A Giant Exoplanet That Dwarfs Jupiter

Astronomers spot an exoplanet nearly 13 times the size of Jupiter. It also marks the first time a planet has ever been found orbiting a binary star system in which one star is already dead.

Space April 11, 2019

Jupiter Formed 4 Times Farther From The Sun Before Migrating To Its Current Orbit

Jupiter landed on its orbit after wandering from an origin that is four times further away from its current distance to the sun. The Trojan asteroids adjacent to this gas giant provided clues about its migration.

Space March 28, 2019

Astronomers Make First Direct Observation Of Planet Outside The Solar System

For the first time, astronomers were able to directly observe a planet outside the Milky Way. Experts used an innovative technique involving four telescopes to disentangle the blinding lights from the planet's parent star.

Space March 27, 2019

'Marble Planet' Photo Of Jupiter Showcases Stunning Power Of Jovian Storms

Jupiter Marble, a reference to the classic Earth photo dubbed Blue Marble, shows the swirling clouds and storms of the gas giant. The photo was captured by the Juno spacecraft which has been studying Jupiter since 2016.

Space March 24, 2019

NASA Shows Off Stunning New Images Of Jupiter's Atmosphere

A citizen scientist enhanced a new photo of Jupiter to highlight swirls of clouds surrounding a circular storm. Spacecraft Juno took the said image during its most recent flyby of the gas giant.

Space February 28, 2019

NASA Wants To Use 'Tunnelbot' To Look For Aliens In Jovian Moon

Scientists and researchers proposed to send a nuclear-powered robot to Europa in search of extra-terrestrial life. Planetary scientists believe that this probe of Jupiter’s Jovian moon can be used to solve the mystery of the solar system.

Space December 18, 2018

Jupiter's Moon Europa Covered By Giant 'Ice Spikes' Says Study

A new study suggested that the surface of Europa might have sharp ice spikes that will make landing a rover a challenge. Jupiter's icy moon is a prime candidate in the search for alien life.

Space October 10, 2018

Hubble Takes A Peek At Stunning Aurora Lightshow On Saturn

The Hubble Space Telescope had captured the most comprehensive look at the auroras in Saturn. Because of the gas giant's atmosphere, the light shows can only be viewed using Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph.

Space September 2, 2018

Scientists Peek At Jupiter's Great Red Spot To Find Water

A research conducted using telescopes on Earth found chemical signatures of water in the Great Red Spot, a raging storm. Scientists estimate that the giant planet has two to nine times more oxygen than the Sun.

Space August 31, 2018

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

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