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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A new study by scientists from the John Hopkins Univeristy Applied Physics Lab (JHUAPL) indicates that Jupiter’s auroras may be more mysterious than we thought
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Juno made history the other day when it conducted the closest pass in history to Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, and the photos are already coming in!
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Days after celebrating the 1st anniversary of its arrival around Jupiter, the Juno probe will give us our most detailed look at Jupiter’s Giant Red Spot.
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The original plans for the Juno mission to Jupiter didn’t include a color camera. You don’t need color images when the mission’s main goals are to map Jupiter’s magnetic and gravity fields, determine the planet’s internal composition, and explore the magnetosphere. But a camera was added to the manifest, and the incredible images from the […]
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Juno is starting to reveal the complexity and beauty of our Solar System’s largest planet.
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During the month of April, 2017, Jupiter will make its closest approach to Earth, allowing for some prime viewing opportunities for the Hubble Space Telescope.
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