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A Global System Of Furrows On Ganymede Indicative Of Their Creation In A Single Impact Event

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Mars Imaged by Hubble

Furrows are a concentric system of tectonic troughs, and are the oldest recognizable surface feature on Ganymede.


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Juno Captures Ganymede's Shadow on Jupiter

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Ganymede's Shadow on Jupiter

NASA's Juno spacecraft captured this view of Jupiter during the mission's 40th close pass by the giant planet on Feb. 25, 2022.

Greenland's Ice And Europa Share A Similar Feature

Greenland's Ice And Europa Share A Similar Feature

Parallel ice ridges, a common feature on Jupiter's moon Europa, are found on Greenland's ice sheet - and could bode well for Europa's potential habitability.


Jupiter's Moon Io Has Splendid Dunes

Jupiter's Moon Io Has Splendid Dunes

Scientists have long wondered how Jupiter's innermost moon, Io, has meandering ridges as grand as any that can be seen in movies like "Dune." Now, a Rutgers research study has provided a new explanation of how dunes can form even on a surface as icy and roiling as Io's.


The Connection Between Ganymede And Auroral Emissions On Jupiter

The Connection Between Ganymede And Auroral Emissions On Jupiter

On November 8, 2020, NASA's Juno spacecraft flew through an intense beam of electrons traveling from Ganymede, Jupiter's largest moon, to its auroral footprint on the gas giant.


Juno Spacecraft Glimpses Jupiter's Moons Io and Europa

Juno Spacecraft Glimpses Jupiter's Moons Io and Europa

NASA's Juno mission captured this view of Jupiter's southern hemisphere during the spacecraft's 39th close flyby of the planet on Jan. 12, 2022.


Crescent Jupiter As Seen By Juno

Crescent Jupiter As Seen By Juno

If you could ride along with NASA's Juno spacecraft as it approaches Jupiter during one of its regular close passes by the giant planet, you would be treated to a striking vista similar to this one.


NuSTAR Spots Highest-Energy Light Ever Detected From Jupiter

NuSTAR Spots Highest-Energy Light Ever Detected From Jupiter

Scientists have been studying Jupiter up close since the 1970s, but the gas giant is still full of mysteries.


Juno And Hubble Data Reveal Electromagnetic Tug-of-war Lights Up Jupiter's Upper Atmosphere

Juno And Hubble Data Reveal Electromagnetic Tug-of-war Lights Up Jupiter's Upper Atmosphere

New Leicester space research has revealed, for the first time, a complex 'tug-of-war' lights up aurorae in Jupiter's upper atmosphere, using a combination of data from NASA's Juno probe and the Hubble Space Telescope.


Oxygen Ions In Jupiter's Innermost Radiation Belts

Oxygen Ions In Jupiter's Innermost Radiation Belts

Planets like Earth, Jupiter, and Saturn with global magnetic fields of their own are surrounded by so-called radiation belts.


Ocean Physics Explain Cyclones On Jupiter

Ocean Physics Explain Cyclones On Jupiter

Hurtling around Jupiter and its 79 moons is the Juno spacecraft, a NASA-funded satellite that sends images from the largest planet in our solar system back to researchers on Earth.


Audio Of Juno's Ganymede Flyby

Audio Of Juno's Ganymede Flyby

This 50-second animation provides an auditory as well as visual glimpse at data collected by Juno's Waves instrument as the spacecraft flew past the Jovian moon Ganymede on June 7, 2021.


Comparing Atmospheric Vortices On Jupiter And Earth

Comparing Atmospheric Vortices On Jupiter And Earth

Jupiter's atmosphere is one of the most turbulent places in the solar system.


Juno's New View Of Ganymede

Juno's New View Of Ganymede

This enhanced image of the Jovian moon Ganymede was obtained by the JunoCam imager aboard NASA's Juno spacecraft during the mission's June 7, 2021, flyby of the icy moon on Juno's 34th pass close to Jupiter.


Giant Storms And High Clouds On Jupiter

Giant Storms And High Clouds On Jupiter

This image shows two of Jupiter's large rotating storms, captured by Juno's visible-light imager, JunoCam, on Juno's 38th perijove pass, on Nov. 29, 2021.


Resolving Io's Volcanoes From A Mutual Event Observation At The Large Binocular Telescope

Resolving Io's Volcanoes From A Mutual Event Observation At The Large Binocular Telescope

Unraveling the geological processes ongoing at Io's numerous sites of active volcanism requires high spatial resolution to, for example, measure the areal coverage of lava flows or identify the presence of multiple emitting regions within a single volcanic center.


Mocha Swirls in Jupiter's Turbulent Atmosphere

Mocha Swirls in Jupiter's Turbulent Atmosphere

During its 36th low pass over Jupiter, NASA's Juno spacecraft captured this view of striking cloud bands and swirls in the giant planet's mid-southern latitudes.


Juno Science Results Offer First 3D View of Jupiter's Atmosphere

Juno Science Results Offer First 3D View of Jupiter's Atmosphere

The composite was created using infrared data collected by the Gemini North telescope (left) and a visible-light image taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Both images were created from data captured on Jan. 11, 2017.


Hubble Shows Winds In Jupiter's Great Red Spot Are Speeding Up

Hubble Shows Winds In Jupiter's Great Red Spot Are Speeding Up

Like the speed of an advancing race car driver, the winds in the outermost "lane" of Jupiter's Great Red Spot are accelerating - a discovery only made possible by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, which has monitored the planet for more than a decade.


Juno's Fifth Jupiter Flyby

Juno's Fifth Jupiter Flyby

This 2017 enhanced-color image from the fifth Juno flyby of Jupiter shows a mysterious dark spot which seems to reveal a Jovian "galaxy" of swirling storms.


A New View Of Ganymede

A New View Of Ganymede

This infrared view of Jupiter's icy moon Ganymede was obtained by the Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument aboard NASA's Juno spacecraft during its July 20, 2021, flyby.


Solving The

Solving The "Energy Crisis" On Jupiter

Sitting more than five times the distance from the Sun as Earth, Jupiter is not expected to be particularly warm.


Ride With Juno As It Flies Past the Solar System's Biggest Moon and Jupiter

Ride With Juno As It Flies Past the Solar System's Biggest Moon and Jupiter

On June 7, 2021, NASA's Juno spacecraft flew closer to Jupiter's ice-encrusted moon Ganymede than any spacecraft in more than two decades.


First Images Juno Took As It Sailed by Ganymede

First Images Juno Took As It Sailed by Ganymede

The first two images from NASA Juno's June 7, 2021, flyby of Jupiter's giant moon Ganymede have been received on Earth.


NASA's Juno to Get a Close Look at Jupiter's Moon Ganymede

NASA's Juno to Get a Close Look at Jupiter's Moon Ganymede

The first of the gas-giant orbiter's back-to-back flybys will provide a close encounter with the massive moon after over 20 years.


Europa Clipper Builds Hardware And Moves Toward Assembly

Europa Clipper Builds Hardware And Moves Toward Assembly

Jupiter's moon Europa may have the potential to harbor life. The spacecraft will use multiple flybys of the moon to investigate the habitability of this ocean world.


Jupiter's Visible And Invisible Winds

Jupiter's Visible And Invisible Winds

This image from NASA's Juno mission captures the northern hemisphere of Jupiter around the region known as Jet N7.


A New Auroral Feature Discovered On Jupiter

A New Auroral Feature Discovered On Jupiter

The SwRI-led Ultraviolet Spectrograph (UVS) orbiting Jupiter aboard NASA's Juno spacecraft has detected new faint aurora features, characterized by ring-like emissions, which expand rapidly over time.


Powerful Stratospheric Winds Measured On Jupiter

Powerful Stratospheric Winds Measured On Jupiter

Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), in which the European Southern Observatory (ESO) is a partner, a team of astronomers have directly measured winds in Jupiter's middle atmosphere for the first time.


Jupiter's Great Red Spot Feeds On Smaller Storms

Jupiter's Great Red Spot Feeds On Smaller Storms

The stormy, centuries-old maelstrom of Jupiter's Great Red Spot was shaken but not destroyed by a series of anticyclones that crashed into it over the past few years.


Juno Reveals Jupiter's Ultraviolet Polar Aurorae

Juno Reveals Jupiter's Ultraviolet Polar Aurorae

New results from the Ultraviolet Spectrograph instrument on NASA's Juno mission reveal for the first time the birth of auroral dawn storms the early morning brightening unique to Jupiter's spectacular aurorae.


Deep Jet Streams in Jupiter's Atmosphere

Deep Jet Streams in Jupiter's Atmosphere

This view of Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere from NASA's Juno spacecraft includes several of the planet's southern jet streams.



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