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Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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…

Weekly Area Hangout: Mar 06, 2019– Dr. Jeff Morgenthaler of the...

Hosts:Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org)Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier )Dr. Pamela Gay (astronomycast.com / cosmoquest.org / @starstryder) Jeff Morgenthaler, a senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute, likes to think of himself as an experimental physicist whose laboratory opens to the sky. He has used a comet to measure the ionization…
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…
No, Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is not disintegrating, physicist claims

No, Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is not disintegrating, physicist claims

Enlarge / A dramatic view of Jupiter's Great Red Spot and its surroundings, courtesy of Voyager 1 on Feb. 25, 1979, when the spacecraft was 5.7 million miles (9.2 million kilometers) from Jupiter. Earlier this year, several amateur astronomers spotted an unusual anomaly on the planet Jupiter: bits of the gas giant's famed Great Red…
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…
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…
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 might have been smashed by head-on collision with large younger planet

Jupiter might have been smashed by head-on collision with large younger...

That's gonna sting. Astrobiology Center, Japan NASA's Juno spacecraft has given us unreal views of the gas giant Jupiter. But Juno isn't just a member of the interplanetary paparazzi, it's a fully capable cosmic lab with instruments designed to probe the mammoth planet. After taking precise measurements of Jupiter's gravitational field, the spacecraft has discovered that…
JunoCam Wows United States Again With Comprehensive Pictures Of the Great Red Area

JunoCam Wows United States Again With Comprehensive Pictures Of the Great...

For almost 200 years humans have been watching the Great Red Spot (GRS) on Jupiter and wondering what’s behind it. Thanks to NASA’s Juno mission, we’ve been getting better and better looks at it. New images from JunoCam reveal some of the deeper detail in our Solar System’s longest-lived storm. JunoCam is the visible light…

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