Using old data from the Galileo spaceprobe, a team of NASA scientists has found more evidence of plume activity on Europa’s surface.
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According to a new study by a team of Earth scientists and geologist, the way Venus and Jupiter affect Earth’s orbit is the most predictable and stable indicator of periodic changes in our climate.
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It’s a question I’ve fielded lots this weekend leading up to last night’s April Pink Full Moon, and one I expect we’ll get again tonight: “What’s that bright star near the Moon?”
That bright “star” is actually a planet, the king of them all as far as our Solar System is concerned: Jupiter. May also ushers in Jupiter observing season, as the planet reaches opposition on May 9th, rising in the east opposite to the setting Sun to the west. Jupiter now joins Venus in the dusk sky, ending the planetary drought plaguing many an evening star party.
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Are you keeping a eye on Jupiter? The King of the Planets, Jove presents a swirling upper atmosphere full of action, a worthy object of telescopic study as it heads towards another fine opposition on May 9th, 2018.
Now, an interesting international study out of the School of Engineering in Bilbao, Spain, the Astronomical Society of France,the Meath Astronomical Group in Dublin Ireland, the Astronomical Society of Australia, and the Esteve Duran Observatory in Spain gives us a fascinating and encouraging possibly, and another reason to keep a sharp eye on old Jove: Jupiter may just get smacked with asteroids on a ore regular basis than previously thought.
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Volcanic activity on Io was discovered by Voyager 1 imaging scientist Linda Morabito. She spotted a little bump on Io’s limb while analyzing a Voyager image and thought at first it was an undiscovered moon. Moments later she realized that wasn’t possible — it would have been seen by earthbound telescopes long ago. Morabito and […]
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Each of Jupiter’s poles is a beautiful, geometric arrangement of Earth-sized cyclones. In the north, 8 storms surround one central storm, while on the south, 5 storms surround one in the center.
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Astronomers have debated which objects are gas giants like Jupiter, and which are more correctly called brown dwarfs. A new study aims to end that debate.
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Using data from the Juno probe and X-ray observatories. an international team of astronomers noticed that auroras on Jupiter operate independently of each other.
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The Juno probe has peered deeper into Jupiter’s atmosphere than ever before, which has indicated that its magnetic field is askew.
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A new study by a team from the University of Bordeaux has turned the Asteroid Belt’s origins on its head, claiming it started empty and gradually filled up
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