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NASA Releases Juno"s First Stunning Close-Ups of Jupiter"s Giant Storm

NASA's Juno spacecraft has sent back the first photos from its close flyby over Jupiter's famous Great Red Spot. These images offer the closest ever view of the massive storm. The Verge reports: Juno has been orbiting Jupiter for a little over a year.....»»

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A year at Jupiter: Juno has revealed the giant of the Solar System

"In the space exploration business, as you may know, cameras rule." NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt/Seán Doran Scientists get as excited as any.....»»

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Mysterious Stellar Eclipse Point To A Giant Ringed Gas Planet Surrounded By A Ring Of Dust

Scientists have found evidence of a giant ringed gas planet which may be up to fifty times more massive than Jupiter, orbiting a star over thousand light years away from Earth.Astronomers have a good idea why a distant star is winking out. A massive.....»»

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Gemini North reveals stunning images of Jupiter; closeup of Great Red Spot coming 10 July: NASA

When clicked, the NASA's closeup imagery of Jupiter's Great Red Spot will be the first time humanity gets to witness the gigantic storm up close. The post Gemini North reveals stunning images of Jupiter; closeup of Great Red Spot coming 10 July: NASA.....»»

Source:  Tech2Category: AsiaJul 2nd, 2017Related News

Jupiter is the oldest planet in the Solar System

Jupiter's ancient name really is well-deserved: according to a new study, the king of the planets isn't just the largest in the Solar System, it's also the oldest. A team of researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laborat.....»»

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New study suggests Jupiter’s formation divided Solar System in two

A solid core would have then started adding gas to create the present planet. Enlarge (credit: NASA) Gas giants like Jupiter have to grow fast. Newborn stars are embedded in a disk of gas and dust that goes on to form planets. But the ignition.....»»

Source:  ArstechnicaCategory: TopJun 17th, 2017Related News

Mistaken brown dwarf is actually two planets orbiting each other

New observations reveal a rare binary planet system made of two gas giants four times as massive as Jupiter that likely formed in the breakup of a protostar 10 million years ago.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: TopJun 15th, 2017Related News

How Jupiter split the asteroid belt in two shows its great age

An analysis of meteorites shows that Jupiter divided the rocks of the asteroid belt into two families within the first million years of the solar system.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: TopJun 15th, 2017Related News

Astronomers discover a huge planet that is hotter than most stars

Dubbed KELT-9b, the planet’s features are strange, to say the least. It is nearly three times the size of Jupiter. It is a gas giant that is tidally locked to its host star, like the moon is to Earth. The post Astronomers discover a huge planet tha.....»»

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Astronomers Discover Alien World Hotter Than Most Stars

Science_afficionado writes: An international team of astronomers has discovered a planet like Jupiter zipping around its host star every day and a half, boiling at temperatures hotter than most stars and sporting a giant, glowing gas tail like a come.....»»

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First science data from Juno shows Jupiter is a complex and chaotic planet

The recent results sent back from NASA's Juno spacecraft depict Jupiter as a highly complex and chaotic world, featuring cyclones the size of Earth and a surprisingly powerful magnetic field. The post First science data from Juno shows Jupiter is a c.....»»

Source:  DigitaltrendsCategory: TopMay 29th, 2017Related News

NASA’s Juno mission discovers Jupiter is really weird

NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter has sent back a ton of data about our solar system's largest planet. The results from the orbiter's first big data-collection pass, which took place last August, are finally in and it's clea.....»»

Source:  InformationweekCategory: TopMay 26th, 2017Related News

NASA Releases Stunning First Science Results from Jupiter Probe Juno

NASA has just published the first data from Juno, and it reveals some fascinating things about Jupiter. For one, it has cyclones the size of a planet. The post NASA Releases Stunning First Science Results from Jupiter Probe Juno appeared first on Ext.....»»

Source:  ExtremetechCategory: TopMay 26th, 2017Related News

Amazing pictures show cyclones swirling above Jupiter’s poles

The best close-up images ever of Jupiter reveal surprising cyclones and ammonia patches that are forcing a rethink of our understanding of the planet.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: TopMay 26th, 2017Related News

Juno Spacecraft Reveals Spectacular Cyclones At Jupiter"s Poles

Joe Palca reports via NPR: NASA's Juno spacecraft has spotted giant cyclones swirling at Jupiter's north and south poles. That's just one of the unexpected and puzzling findings being reported by the Juno science team. Juno arrived at Jupiter last su.....»»

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First data from Juno shows strong magnetic field, massive polar storms

Unexpected features of gravity and magnetic fields provide new hints of interior. Enlarge / Jupiter's chaotic, cyclone-filled poles. (credit: J.E.P. Connerney et al., Science) It's hard to imagine that the Solar System's biggest planet, which.....»»

Source:  ArstechnicaCategory: TopMay 25th, 2017Related News

Jupiter"s Swirling South Pole Revealed in Citizen Scientist"s Image

Jupiter's south pole is on display in an image created by a citizen scientist using data from NASA's Juno spacecraft. The image uses enhanced colors to highlight the contrasting bands in Jupiter's atmosphere and to reveal swirling storm clouds......»»

Source:  SpaceCategory: ScienceMay 9th, 2017Related News

First results from Jupiter probe show huge magnetism and storms

Observations from the Juno spacecraft are confounding astronomers with revelations about the weather and magnetism of our solar system's biggest planet.....»»

Source:  NewscientistCategory: TopMay 8th, 2017Related News

Planetary Protection: Contamination Debate Still Simmers

Earth's microbes could contaminate Mars or icy moons such as Jupiter's satellite Europa, interfering with the hunt for life beyond our planet. At the same time, organisms from distant worlds could pose a hazard to life on Earth......»»

Source:  SpaceCategory: ScienceMay 8th, 2017Related News

See the Moon and Jupiter Pair Off in Tonight"s Sky!

The moon and Jupiter will shine bright near each other in the night sky on Sunday (May 7). Here's how to see it......»»

Source:  SpaceCategory: ScienceMay 8th, 2017Related News