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Aquatic Rover Goes for a Drive Under the Ice

November 20, 2019

A little robotic explorer will be rolling into Antarctica this month to perform a gymnastic feat – driving…
Astronomers Confirm that Jupiter‘s Icy Moon Europa has Water by First-Ever Direct Measurement

November 19, 2019

Writing in Nature Astronomy on Monday, 18 November 2019, scientists have made the first-ever direct measurement of water…
NASA Scientists Confirm Water Vapor on Europa

November 19, 2019

Forty years ago, a Voyager spacecraft snapped the first closeup images of Europa, one of Jupiter’s 79 moons.…
Clouds On Jupiter Rising Up Above the Surrounding Atmosphere

October 31, 2019

Though it looks like it to us, Jupiter’s clouds do no form a flat surface. Some of its…
NASA’s Lucy Mission Clears Critical Milestone

October 22, 2019

NASA’s Lucy mission successfully completed its Critical Design Review on Oct. 18. During this review, Lucy team members…
New Organic Compounds Found in Enceladus Ice Grains

October 3, 2019

New kinds of organic compounds, the ingredients of amino acids, have been detected in the plumes bursting from…
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…
Storms on Jupiter are disturbing the planet’s colorful belts

August 26, 2019

Storm clouds rooted deep in Jupiter’s atmosphere are affecting the planet’s white zones and colorful belts, creating disturbances…
Mission to Jupiter’s Icy Moon Confirmed

August 21, 2019

An icy ocean world in our solar system that could tell us more about the potential for life…
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…
Hubble’s New Portrait of Jupiter

August 9, 2019

This new Hubble Space Telescope view of Jupiter, taken on June 27, 2019, reveals the giant planet’s trademark…
This image of the giant planet Jupiter, by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, reveals the impact sites of fragments "D" and "G" from Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9. The large feature was created by the impact of fragment "G" on July 18, 1994 at 3:28 a.m. EDT. It entered Jupiter's atmosphere from the south at a 45-degree angle, and the resulting ejecta appears to have been thrown back along that direction. The smaller feature to the left of the fragment "G" impact site was created on July 17, 1994, at 7:45 a.m. EDT by the impact of fragment "D". Credits: H. Hammel, MIT and NASA
How Historic Jupiter Comet Impact Led to Planetary Defense

July 2, 2019

Twenty-five years ago, humanity first witnessed a collision between a comet and a planet. From July 16 to…
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’s Atmosphere Heats up under Solar Wind

April 9, 2019

New Earth-based telescope observations show that auroras at Jupiter’s poles are heating the planet’s atmosphere to a greater…
Europa Clipper High-Gain Antenna Undergoes Testing

April 2, 2019

It probably goes without saying, but this isn’t your everyday satellite dish. In fact, it’s not a satellite…
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.…
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…
Where do comets originate?

December 4, 2018

A new technique developed by team of Penn astronomers may allow scientists to measure radiation from celestial bodies that…
‘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…
Could ice spikes on Europa Jeopardize a spacecraft landing? A study suggests so

November 26, 2018

Sometime in the early 2020s, NASA intends to launch a spacecraft that will orbit and possibly even place…
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…
Aboard the First Spacecraft to the Trojan Asteroids: NASA Ralph’s Next Adventure

November 8, 2018

Ralph, one of NASA’s most well-traveled space explorers, has voyaged far and accomplished much: on the New Horizons…
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…
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