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Surprise Collision on Jupiter Captured by Gemini Telescope

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Impact on Jupiter

Jupiter is sporting a glowing bruise after getting unexpectedly whacked by a small solar system object, according to astronomers using the Gemini North telescope on Mauna Kea in Hawai'i.


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Juno's Amazing View Of Jupiter's Great Red Spot

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Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Images of Jupiter's Great Red Spot reveal a tangle of dark, veinous clouds weaving their way through a massive crimson oval.

Juno Completes Flyby Over Jupiter's Great Red Spot (Update)

Juno Completes Flyby Over Jupiter's Great Red Spot (Update)

NASA's Juno mission completed a close flyby of Jupiter and its Great Red Spot on July 10, during its sixth science orbit.


Juno Flies Over Jupiter's Great Red Spot Tonight

Juno Flies Over Jupiter's Great Red Spot Tonight

On July 10 Juno will fly directly over Jupiter's Great Red Spot, the gas giant's iconic, 10,000-mile-wide (16,000-kilometer-wide) storm.


Gemini Images Assist Juno Mission

Gemini Images Assist Juno Mission

High-resolution imaging of Jupiter by the Gemini North telescope on Maunakea is informing the Juno mission of compelling events in Jupiter's atmosphere.


A Whole New Jupiter

A Whole New Jupiter

Early science results from NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter portray the largest planet in our solar system as a complex, gigantic, turbulent world


First Science Results From Juno

First Science Results From Juno

The Juno spacecraft has been in orbit around Jupiter since July 2016, passing within 3,000 miles of the equatorial cloud tops.


Jupiter's Little Red Spot

Jupiter's Little Red Spot

This enhanced color view of Jupiter's cloud tops was processed by citizen scientist Bjorn Jonsson using data from the JunoCam instrument on NASA's Juno spacecraft.


Waves of Lava Seen in Io's Largest Volcanic Crater

Waves of Lava Seen in Io's Largest Volcanic Crater

Taking advantage of a rare orbital alignment between two of Jupiter's moons, Io and Europa, researchers have obtained an exceptionally detailed map of the largest lava lake on Io, the most volcanically active body in the solar system.


NASA Approves Instruments for ESA JUICE Mission to Jupiter

NASA Approves Instruments for ESA JUICE Mission to Jupiter

NASA's partnership in a future European Space Agency (ESA) mission to Jupiter and its moons has cleared a key milestone, moving from preliminary instrument design to implementation phase.


Aurora-Generated 'Great Cold Spot' Discovered on Jupiter

Aurora-Generated 'Great Cold Spot' Discovered on Jupiter

A second Great Spot has been discovered on Jupiter by University of Leicester astronomers, rivaling the scale of the planet's famous Great Red Spot and created by the powerful energies exerted by the great planet's polar aurorae.


Hubble Takes Close-up Portrait of Jupiter

Hubble Takes Close-up Portrait of Jupiter Video in Story

On April 3, 2017, as Jupiter made its nearest approach to Earth in a year, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope viewed the solar system's largest planet in all of its up-close glory.


Juno Set for Fifth Jupiter Flyby

Juno Set for Fifth Jupiter Flyby

NASA's Juno spacecraft will make its fifth flyby over Jupiter's mysterious cloud tops on Monday, March 27, at 1:52 a.m. PDT (4:52 a.m. EDT, 8:52 UTC).


Juno Captures Jupiter Cloudscape in High Resolution

Juno Captures Jupiter Cloudscape in High Resolution

This close-up view of Jupiter captures the turbulent region just west of the Great Red Spot in the South Equatorial Belt, with resolution better than any previous pictures from Earth or other spacecraft.


NASA's Europa Flyby Mission Moves into Design Phase

NASA's Europa Flyby Mission Moves into Design Phase

A mission to examine the habitability of Jupiter's ocean-bearing moon Europa is taking one step closer to the launchpad, with the recent completion of a major NASA review.


Juno Mission to Remain in Current Orbit at Jupiter

Juno Mission to Remain in Current Orbit at Jupiter

NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter, which has been in orbit around the gas giant since July 4, 2016, will remain in its current 53-day orbit for the remainder of the mission.


Jupiter's South Pole As Viewed By Juno

Jupiter's South Pole As Viewed By Juno

This enhanced-color image of Jupiter's south pole and its swirling atmosphere was created by citizen scientist Roman Tkachenko using data from the JunoCam imager on NASA's Juno spacecraft.


NASA Receives Science Report on Europa Lander Concept

NASA Receives Science Report on Europa Lander Concept

A report on the potential science value of a lander on the surface of Jupiter's icy moon Europa has been delivered to NASA, and the agency is now engaging the broader science community to open a discussion about its findings.


Juno Completes Close Flyby of Jupiter

Juno Completes Close Flyby of Jupiter

NASA's Juno mission completed a close flyby of Jupiter on Thursday, Feb. 2, its latest science orbit of the mission.


Crescent Jupiter with the Great Red Spot

Crescent Jupiter with the Great Red Spot

This image of a crescent Jupiter and the iconic Great Red Spot was created by a citizen scientist (Roman Tkachenko) using data from Juno's JunoCam instrument.


Juno Views Jupiter's Little Red Spot

Juno Views Jupiter's Little Red Spot

The JunoCam imager on NASA's Juno spacecraft snapped this shot of Jupiter's northern latitudes on Dec. 11, 2016 at 8:47 a.m. PST (11:47 a.m. EST)


Juno Image Of A String of Jovian Storms

Juno Image Of A String of Jovian Storms

This image, taken by the JunoCam imager on NASA's Juno spacecraft, highlights the seventh of eight features forming a 'string of pearls' on Jupiter -- massive counterclockwise rotating storms that appear as white ovals in the gas giant's southern hemisphere.


Meteoritic Evidence Points to Jupiter's Formation

Meteoritic Evidence Points to Jupiter's Formation

A peculiar class of meteorites has offered scientists new clues about when the planet Jupiter took shape and wandered through the solar system.


Jupiter As Viewed by A Citizen Scientist

Jupiter As Viewed by A Citizen Scientist

This image of the sunlit part of Jupiter and its swirling atmosphere was created by a citizen scientist (Alex Mai) using data from Juno's JunoCam instrument.


Tracking of Eruptions on Io

Tracking of Eruptions on Io

Jupiter's moon Io continues to be the most volcanically active body in the solar system, as documented by the longest series of frequent, high-resolution observations of the moon's thermal emission ever obtained.


NASA Provides Update on Juno Mission at Jupiter

NASA Provides Update on Juno Mission at Jupiter Video in Story

Team members of NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter discussed the latest science results, an amateur imaging processing campaign, and the recent decision to postpone a scheduled burn of the spacecraft's main engine, during a media briefing on Oct. 19.


Engine Problems Delay Juno Engine Burn at Jupiter

Engine Problems Delay Juno Engine Burn at Jupiter

Mission managers for NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter have decided to postpone the upcoming burn of its main rocket motor originally scheduled for Oct. 19.


Compounds That May be Inside Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus

Compounds That May be Inside Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus

Using computer modeling, chemists from MIPT and Skoltech (the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology) have found out which molecules may be present in the interiors of Uranus, Neptune, and the icy satellites of the giant planets.


Jupiter's North Pole Unlike Anything Encountered in Solar System

Jupiter's North Pole Unlike Anything Encountered in Solar System

NASA's Juno spacecraft has sent back the first-ever images of Jupiter's north pole, taken during the spacecraft's first flyby of the planet with its instruments switched on.


Juno Successfully Completes Jupiter Flyby

Juno Successfully Completes Jupiter Flyby

NASA's Juno mission successfully executed its first of 36 orbital flybys of Jupiter today. The time of closest approach with the gas-giant world was 6:44 a.m. PDT (9:44 a.m. EDT, 13:44 UTC) when Juno passed about 2,600 miles (4,200 kilometers) above Jupiter's swirling clouds.


Juno Makes Closest Approach to Jupiter on Saturday

Juno Makes Closest Approach to Jupiter on Saturday

This Saturday at 5:51 a.m. PDT, (8:51 a.m. EDT, 12:51 UTC) NASA's Juno spacecraft will get closer to the cloud tops of Jupiter than at any other time during its prime mission.


Io's Atmospheric Collapse Observed During An Eclipse

Io's Atmospheric Collapse Observed During An Eclipse

A Southwest Research Institute-led team has documented atmospheric changes on Io, Jupiter's volcanically active satellite, as the giant planet casts its shadow over the moon's surface during daily eclipses.



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