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Monday, December 9, 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Europa is Going to be difficult to Arrive on, it Might Have Towering Walls of Ice Spikes Throughout its Surface Area

Europa is Going to be difficult to Arrive on, it Might...

Jupiter’s moon Europa has been the subject of fascination ever since the Pioneer 10 and 11 and Voyager 1 and 2 missions passed through the system back in the 1970s. While the moon has no viable atmosphere and is bombarded by intense radiation from Jupiter’s powerful magnetic field, scientists believe that one of the most…
Huge ‘Ice Spikes’ Might Obstruct The Look For Alien Life On Jupiter Moon

Huge ‘Ice Spikes’ Might Obstruct The Look For Alien Life On...

<div _ngcontent-c15="" innerhtml=" Jupiter's moon Europa, which possesses a vast, ice-capped global ocean. Voyager 2, July 9,...
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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