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NASA’s Juno Prepares to Jump Jupiter’s Shadow

October 2, 2019

Last night, NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter successfully executed a 10.5-hour propulsive maneuver – extraordinarily long by mission…
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Moon Shadow

September 29, 2019

Jupiter’s volcanically active moon Io casts its shadow on the planet in this dramatic image from NASA’s Juno spacecraft. As with solar…
Jupiter shows its true stripes

August 28, 2019

There’s a reason why Jupiter’s stripes are only skin deep. It turns out that the planet’s zonal winds…
An artist’s impression of a collision between a young Jupiter and a massive still-forming protoplanet in the early solar system. Illustration by K. Suda & Y. Akimoto/Mabuchi Design Office, courtesy of Astrobiology Center, Japan
Young Jupiter was smacked head-on by massive newborn planet

August 16, 2019

A colossal, head-on collision between Jupiter and a still-forming planet in the early solar system, about 4.5 billion…
NASA’s Juno Finds Changes in Jupiter’s Magnetic Field

May 21, 2019

NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter made the first definitive detection beyond our world of an internal magnetic field…
Jupiter Marble

March 23, 2019

This striking view of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot and turbulent southern hemisphere was captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft…
Jupiter or Earth? Which One’s Which, and Why Do They Look so Similar?

March 13, 2019

Jupiter: a massive, lifeless gas giant out there on the other side of the asteroid belt. It’s a…
Dramatic Jupiter

February 24, 2019

Dramatic atmospheric features in Jupiter’s northern hemisphere are captured in this view from NASA’s Juno spacecraft. The new…
Jupiter Storm Tracker

February 2, 2019

A giant, spiraling storm in Jupiter’s southern hemisphere is captured in this animation from NASA’s Juno spacecraft. The…
Juno’s Latest Flyby of Jupiter Captures Two Massive Storms

January 23, 2019

This new perspective captures the notable Great Red Spot, as well as a massive storm called Oval BA.…
Juno Saw One of Io’s Volcanoes Erupting During its Recent Flyby

January 4, 2019

Thanks to a mission extension, NASA’s Juno probe continues to orbit Jupiter, being only the second spacecraft in…
NASA’s Juno Mission Halfway to Jupiter Science

December 13, 2018

On Dec. 21, at 8:49:48 a.m. PST (11:49:48 a.m. EST) NASA’s Juno spacecraft will be 3,140 miles (5,053…
‘Dolphin’ in the Jovian Clouds

December 3, 2018

This series of images from NASA’s Juno spacecraft captures changing cloud formations across Jupiter’s southern hemisphere. A cloud…
Io Rising

November 18, 2018

Jupiter’s moon Io rises just off the horizon of the gas giant planet in this image from NASA’s…
Jovian Close Encounter

November 13, 2018

A multitude of magnificent, swirling clouds in Jupiter’s dynamic North North Temperate Belt is captured in this image…
Jovian White Oval

October 27, 2018

A swirling, oval white cloud in Jupiter’s South South Temperate Belt is captured in this image from NASA’s…
NASA’s Juno Mission Detects Jupiter Wave Trains

October 24, 2018

Massive structures of moving air that appear like waves in Jupiter’s atmosphere were first detected by NASA’s Voyager…
Jovian Swirls

September 29, 2018

Clouds in a Jovian jet stream, called Jet N5, swirl in the center of this color-enhanced image from…
JunoCam Wows Us Again With Detailed Images of the Great Red Spot

September 28, 2018

For almost 200 years humans have been watching the Great Red Spot (GRS) on Jupiter and wondering what’s…
Jupiter’s Swirling Cloudscape

September 4, 2018

Intricate swirls in Jupiter’s volatile northern hemisphere are captured in this color-enhanced image from NASA’s Juno spacecraft. Bursts…
How a NASA Scientist Looks in the Depths of the Great Red Spot to Find Water on Jupiter

August 30, 2018

For centuries, scientists have worked to understand the makeup of Jupiter. It’s no wonder: this mysterious planet is…
Magnetic fields impact atmospheric circulation of gas giant planets

August 10, 2018

Magnetic fields around a planet or a star can overpower the zonal jets that affect atmospheric circulation. New…
High-Altitude Jovian Clouds

July 23, 2018

This image captures a high-altitude cloud formation surrounded by swirling patterns in the atmosphere of Jupiter’s North North…
NASA’s Juno Mission Spots Another Possible Volcano on Jupiter’s Moon Io

July 18, 2018

When the Juno spacecraft arrived in orbit around Jupiter in 2016, it became the second spacecraft in history…
NASA Juno Data Indicate Another Possible Volcano on Jupiter Moon Io

July 14, 2018

Data collected by NASA’s Juno spacecraft using its Jovian InfraRed Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument point to a new…
Juno Data Shows that Some of Jupiter’s Moons are Leaving “Footprints” in its Aurorae

July 14, 2018

Since it arrived in orbit around Jupiter in July of 2016, the Juno mission has been sending back…
Dark and Stormy Jupiter

June 17, 2018

This image captures the intensity of the jets and vortices in Jupiter’s North North Temperate Belt. NASA’s Juno…
NASA Re-plans Juno’s Jupiter Mission

June 7, 2018

NASA has approved an update to Juno’s science operations until July 2021. This provides for an additional 41…
Juno Solves 39-Year Old Mystery of Jupiter Lightning

June 7, 2018

Ever since NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft flew past Jupiter in March, 1979, scientists have wondered about the origin…
Jupiter: A New Perspective

May 21, 2018

This extraordinary view of Jupiter was captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft on the outbound leg of its 12th…
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