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Saturday, January 18, 2020
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.…
Trainees assist call 5 of Jupiter’s freshly found moons

Trainees assist call 5 of Jupiter’s freshly found moons

(more about Power Words) astronomy     The area of science that deals with celestial objects, space and the physical universe. People who work in this field are called astronomers. colleague     Someone who works with another; a co-worker or team member. descendant     A blood relative of a person who lived during a previous time. Jupiter     (in astronomy) The solar system’s largest…
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…
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…
NASA’s Juno objective areas remarkable volcano eruption on Jupiter moon Io

NASA’s Juno objective areas remarkable volcano eruption on Jupiter moon Io

Mars might not be erupting, but it looks like Jupiter's moon Io sure is.  NASA's Juno spacecraft saw evidence of an eruption on what the space agency calls the "most volcanically active spot in the solar system" during a flyby in December. NASA released an image on Monday showing Io half in shadow with a…
It’s a World Celebration! See Venus, Saturn and Jupiter with the Moon This Weekend

It’s a World Celebration! See Venus, Saturn and Jupiter with the...

Skywatchers should look out for a planet party in the morning sky this Friday and Saturday (March 2 to 3). Credit: Starry Night software This weekend, a brilliant display of planetary objects will dazzle you — if you can wake up before the sun rises. Venus will be shining spectacularly beside Saturn, Jupiter and 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…
Being Cassini. Experience What It Resembled to Fly Past Jupiter and Saturn and Their Moons

Being Cassini. Experience What It Resembled to Fly Past Jupiter and...

What would it be like to be onboard the Cassini orbiter as it made its way around Jupiter and Saturn and their moons? Pretty cool. Now a new video made from Cassini images pieces together parts of that stately journey. Kevin M. Gill, software and self-described data wrangler at NASA-JPL, put together a video that…
Juno Saw Among Io’s Volcanoes Erupting Throughout its Current Flyby

Juno Saw Among Io’s Volcanoes Erupting Throughout its Current Flyby

Thanks to a mission extension, NASA’s Juno probe continues to orbit Jupiter, being only the second spacecraft in history to do so. Since it arrived around the gas giant on July 5th, 2016, Juno has managed to gather a great deal of information on Jupiter’s atmosphere, magnetic and gravity environment, and its interior structure. In…
Jupiter got struck by a world 10 times the mass of Earth billions of years back, and its core is still reeling, a brand-new research study recommends

Jupiter got struck by a world 10 times the mass of...

When Jupiter was young, about 4.5 billion years ago, a protoplanet with 10 times the mass of Earth crashed head-on into its surface. The impact shook Jupiter to its core — literally. That's the finding of a new study from astronomers at Rice University and China's Sun Yat-sen University, which was published last week in…

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