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Tag Archive: Jupiter (Planet)

Latest view of Jupiter from NASA’s Juno spacecraft

The spacecraft Juno arrived at Jupiter a year ago and began to observe the planet. Since then, we have enjoyed several beautiful and fascinating photos that show the planet in its full magnificence. The video below is no exception. It is a composition of 2,400 images that together creates a stunning view of Jupiter. Enjoy. …

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Jupiter’s skies are peppered with electron streams, ammonia plumes, and massive storms

Two research papers published in Science Magazine this week presents the latest data from Juno revealing a Jupiter peppered with electron streams, ammonia plumes, and massive storms. Scientists have long known that Jupiter is a stormy place. But since NASA’s Juno probe reached the solar system’s largest planet last July, they’ve found it to be …

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NASA JPL: First Science From Juno at Jupiter

Scientists from NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter discussed their first in-depth science results in a media teleconference on May 25, 2017. The teleconference participants were: Diane Brown, program executive at NASA Headquarters in Washington Scott Bolton, Juno principal investigator at Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio Jack Connerney, deputy principal investigator at NASA’s Goddard Space …

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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Why with Nye: Bill Nye Explains How Jupiter is Like a Blender

Bill Nye explains how Jupiter helped spread the building blocks of life and the planet’s role in the formation of our solar system.  

PBS: Space Time | Juno to Reveal Jupiter’s Violent Past

On July 4th 2016, the Juno spacecraft entered orbit around the planet Jupiter after leaving earth five years ago. The Juno probe will tell us what lies inside the mysterious gas giant and with this information we’ll better understand the formation of our solar system. In this episode, find out how Jupiter wreaked havoc through …

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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Juno’s Final Approach to Jupiter

After five years traveling through space to its destination, NASA’s Juno spacecraft will arrive in orbit around Jupiter today, July 4, 2016. This video shows a peek of what the spacecraft saw as it closed in on its destination before instruments were turned off.

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Juno Captures the “Roar” of Jupiter

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has crossed the boundary of Jupiter’s immense magnetic field. Juno’s Waves instrument recorded the encounter with the bow shock over the course of about two hours on June 24, 2016. “Bow shock” is where the supersonic solar wind is heated and slowed by Jupiter’s magnetosphere. It is analogous to a sonic boom …

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NASA : Jupiter in 4k Ultra HD

New imagery from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is revealing details never before seen on Jupiter. High-resolution maps and spinning globes (rendered in the 4k Ultra HD format) are the first products to come from a program to study the solar system’s outer planets each year using Hubble. The observations are designed to capture a broad …

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NASA: NASA Announces selection of science instruments for mission to Europa

NASA announced on Tuesday, May 26, the selection of science instruments for a mission to Europa to investigate whether Jupiter’s icy moon could harbor conditions suitable for life. NASA received 33 proposals for science instruments to fly onboard a Europa mission, which would conduct repeated close flybys of the small moon during a three-year period. …

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HubbleESA: Time-lapse of Jupiter’s three moon transit

These new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope images capture a rare occurrence as three of Jupiter’s largest moons parade across the giant gas planet’s banded face. Hubble took a string of images of the event which are stitched together to show the three satellites — Europa, Callisto and Io — in action in this time-lapse video. …

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National Geographic: Testing a Space Rover Under Alaskan Ice

In a first-time success, NASA remote pilots a roving, untethered vehicle under Alaska’s ice. It’s a milestone in the quest to develop an unmanned vehicle that could one day plumb the icy reaches of Jupiter’s moon Europa.  

Science Bulletins: Jupiter’s Shrinking Storm

Jupiter is a planet of extremes—it’s the biggest in our solar system, it spins the fastest, it hosts the most moons, and it has the most turbulent atmosphere. But one of its most recognizable features, an enormous storm known as the Great Red Spot, is coming up short. The storm has been getting smaller for …

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Ruth Murray-Clay: Jupiter & Mars Return

The King of Planets and the God of War dominate the night sky this spring. These two neighboring worlds contrast each other dramatically – one small and rocky, one huge and gaseous. Learn about the differences between gas-giant and terrestrial planets, both in our solar system and beyond. Speaker: Ruth Murray-Clay. The CfA is a …

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NASA: What’s Up for January 2014

Jupiter at opposition. Venus at conjunction. A Juno mission update. And the Quadrantid meteor shower. Juno is a NASA New Frontiers mission to the planet Jupiter.

Earth and Moon Seen by Passing Juno Spacecraft

When NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew past Earth on Oct. 9, 2013, it received a boost in speed of more than 8,800 mph (about 7.3 kilometer per second), which set it on course for a July 4, 2016, rendezvous with Jupiter. One of Juno’s sensors, a special kind of camera optimized to track faint stars, also …

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Steven Squyres: The Future of Planetary Exploration

The University of California presents this talk from 2011 by Steven Squyres who is a professor of astronomy at Cornell University. He has participated in a number of NASA’s planetary spaceflight missions, including the Voyager mission to Jupiter and Saturn, the Magellan mission to Venus, the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous mission, and the Mars Exploration …

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Earth was “possibly” saved by Jupiter again

There is no news that Jupiter by its size and gravity acts as a huge gravity “vacuum cleaner” in the solar system, attracting asteroids, meteors and comets. To hit Jupiter instead of any other planet in our solar system, such as Earth. Last year an amateur astronomer named Dan Peterson of Racine from Wisconsin, filmed …

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NASA: Jupiter moon’s subsurface ocean of water

Can there be life elsewhere? A proposed mission to Jupiter’s icy moons would explore Europa and Ganymede. Data from a previous NASA planetary mission, Galileo, have provided scientists evidence of what appears to be a body of liquid water just beneath the icy surface of Jupiter’s moon, Europa. The data suggest that, not only is …

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