fbpx
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
A brand-new NASA picture of Jupiter exposes its vanishing Great Red Area in extraordinary color

A brand-new NASA picture of Jupiter exposes its vanishing Great Red...

A new NASA portrait immortalizes the dying storm on Jupiter's surface. The Hubble Space Telescope captures annual snapshots of our solar system's gas-giant planets, and NASA just published the latest set. The image of Jupiter stands out, however, since it shows the Great Red Spot and the clouds in Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere in unprecedented color.…
Jupiter simply got knocked by something so huge we saw it from Earth

Jupiter simply got knocked by something so huge we saw it...

The apparent moment of impact on the solar system's largest world. Ethan Chappel An amateur astronomer caught something spectacular with a backyard telescope Wednesday when he recorded a bright flash on the surface of Jupiter. The biggest planet in the solar system routinely delivers stunning pictures, like those snapped by NASA's Juno spacecraft, but the…
Jupiter looks back in ravishing Hubble picture

Jupiter looks back in ravishing Hubble picture

Hubble snapped this view of Jupiter on June 27. NASA, ESA, A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center) and M.H. Wong (University of California, Berkeley) Jupiter is always a stunner. The streaky gas giant with its scenic swirls just posed for a fresh Hubble Space Telescope portrait. It looks as lovely and wild as ever. On…
The Most Recent Remarkably Lovely Picture Of Jupiter Captured by Juno

The Most Recent Remarkably Lovely Picture Of Jupiter Captured by Juno

There’s something about Jupiter that mesmerizes those who gaze at it. It’s intricate, dazzling clouds are a visual representation of the laws of nature that’s hard to turn away from. And even though the Juno spacecraft has been at Jupiter for almost three years now, and has delivered thousands of images of the gas giant’s…
Dang, NASA, this Jupiter picture is stunning

Dang, NASA, this Jupiter picture is stunning

The Juno spacecraft captured this Jupiter view in late May. NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill Thank you to NASA for launching the Juno spacecraft to go study Jupiter. And thank you to citizen scientist Kevin Gill for putting in the processing work to turn Juno's raw images into a spectacular new portrait of the wild gas giant.…
Why Is Jupiter So Bright? At Its Fantastic Best Today, The Icy Asteroid That Ended Up Being A Gas Giant

Why Is Jupiter So Bright? At Its Fantastic Best Today, The...

An image by citizen scientist Kevin Gill and JunoCam of Jupiter's Great Red Spot. NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill © CC BY Jupiter is a giant. It’s the giant. Hence its name. Jupiter, also called Jove, was the god of the sky and thunder, the king of the gods in Roman mythology. ADVERTISEMENT The giant planet (it’s 11 times the…
Jupiter so near to Earth today you can see its moons with field glasses

Jupiter so near to Earth today you can see its moons...

Jupiter stands out in this marble-like portrait from NASA, processed by Kevin Gill. NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill A few nights ago, a friend asked, "What's that star?" We looked up at a bright pinpoint shining above the horizon. But it was no star. It was Jupiter. The massive gas giant planet is showing off for us…
Jupiter is so near Earth you can see its moons with field glasses

Jupiter is so near Earth you can see its moons with...

Jupiter stands out in this marble-like portrait from NASA, processed by Kevin Gill. NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill A few nights ago, a friend asked, "What's that star?" We looked up at a bright pinpoint shining above the horizon. But it was no star. It was Jupiter. The massive gas giant planet is showing off for us…
Is Jupiter’s Great Red Area Vanishing as We Near Opposition 2019?

Is Jupiter’s Great Red Area Vanishing as We Near Opposition 2019?

Jupiter opposition season is nigh, and with it, the largest planet in our solar system and its iconic Great Red Spot present us with a key mystery. Jupiter in 2019 Jupiter reaches opposition for 2019 on June 10th. For an outer planet with an orbit exterior to the Earth, opposition simply means it’s ‘opposite’ to…
Jupiter or Earth? Which One’s Which, and Why Do They Look so Comparable?

Jupiter or Earth? Which One’s Which, and Why Do They Look...

Jupiter: a massive, lifeless gas giant out there on the other side of the asteroid belt. It’s a behemoth, containing 2.5 times as much mass as all the other planets combined. To top it off, it’s named after the Roman God of War. Earth: a tiny rocky world, almost too close to the Sun, where…
966,708FansLike
62,244FollowersFollow
5,690SubscribersSubscribe

Recent Posts