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To Jupiter with JunoCam

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Earth as seen by JunoCam

When NASA's Juno mission arrives at Jupiter on July 4, 2016, new views of the giant planet's swirling clouds will be sent back to Earth, courtesy of its color camera, called JunoCam.


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Simulating Jet streams and Anticyclones of Jupiter and Saturn

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Simulating storms

A University of Alberta researcher has successfully generated 3D simulations of deep jet streams and storms on Jupiter and Saturn, helping to satiate our eternal quest for knowledge of planetary dynamics.

Probing the Mysteries of Europa

Probing the Mysteries of Europa

Jupiter's moon Europa is believed to possess a large salty ocean beneath its icy exterior, and that ocean, scientists say, has the potential to harbor life.


Hubble Creates New Map of Jupiter's Clouds

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Hubble's Planetary Portrait Captures New Changes in Jupiter's Great Red Spot Scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have produced new maps of Jupiter the first in a series of annual portraits of the solar system's outer planets.


Underground Magma Ocean Could Explain Io's Misplaced Volcanoes

Underground Magma Ocean Could Explain Io's Misplaced Volcanoes

Tides flowing in a subsurface ocean of molten rock, or magma, could explain why Jupiter's moon Io appears to have its volcanoes in the "wrong" place.


Jupiter's Great Red Spot: A Swirling Mystery

Jupiter's Great Red Spot: A Swirling Mystery

The largest and most powerful hurricanes ever recorded on Earth spanned over 1,000 miles across with winds gusting up to around 200 mph.


Video - Alien Ocean: NASA's Mission to Europa

Video - Alien Ocean: NASA's Mission to Europa Video in Story

Could a liquid water ocean beneath the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa have the ingredients to support life? Here's how NASA's mission to Europa would find out.


Europa Mission Science Instrument Selection News Conference

Europa Mission Science Instrument Selection News Conference Video in Story

NASA announced on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, the selection of science instruments for a mission to Europa, to investigate whether Jupiter's icy moon could harbour conditions suitable for life.


Europa - Chaos on a Watery World

Europa - Chaos on a Watery World

Jupiter's moon Europa is brimming with water. Although it is thought to be mostly made up of rocky material, the moon is wrapped in a thick layer of water - some frozen to form an icy crust, some potentially pooled in shallow underground lakes or layers of slush, and vast quantities more lurking even deeper still in the form of a giant subsurface ocean.


Volcano Loki on Io Observed From Earth

Volcano Loki on Io Observed From Earth

With the first detailed observations of a lava lake on a moon of Jupiter, the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory in Arizona places itself as the forerunner of the next generation of Extremely Large Telescopes.


Explosions of Jupiter's Aurora Linked to Planet-Moon Interaction

Explosions of Jupiter's Aurora Linked to Planet-Moon Interaction

On Earth, bursts of particles spewed by the Sun spark shimmering auroras, like the Northern Lights, that briefly dance at our planet's poles.


Possible Underground Ocean on Jupiter's Moon Ganymede

Possible Underground Ocean on Jupiter's Moon Ganymede Video in Story

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has the best evidence yet for an underground saltwater ocean on Ganymede, Jupiter's largest moon.


Hubble Views Jupiter and Its Moon Shadows

Hubble Views Jupiter and Its Moon Shadows Video in Story

Firing off a string of action snapshots like a sports photographer at a NASCAR race, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured the rare occurrence of three of Jupiter's largest moons racing across the banded face of the gas-giant planet: Europa, Callisto, and Io.


Using Antarctica to Prepare for Europa Mission

Using Antarctica to Prepare for Europa Mission

Four bleary-eyed men wearing grease-smeared tan jackets or red parkas emerge from what first appears to be a leftover prop from a Mad Max film. Nine silver smokestacks tower above nine fire-engine-red hot water tanks, all bolted down to a large sled.


Signs of Europa Plumes Remain Elusive in Search of Cassini Data

Signs of Europa Plumes Remain Elusive in Search of Cassini Data

The new research provides a snapshot of Europa's state of activity at that time, and suggests that if there is plume activity, it is likely intermittent.


The Origin Of Jupiter's Great Red Spot

The Origin Of Jupiter's Great Red Spot

The ruddy color of Jupiter's Great Red Spot is likely a product of simple chemicals being broken apart by sunlight in the planet's upper atmosphere, according to a new analysis of data from NASA's Cassini mission.


Ganymede Passes In Front of Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Ganymede Passes In Front of Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Hubble treats astronomers to gorgeous close-up views of the eerie outer planets. But it's a bit of a trick when it seems like the planet's looking back at you!


Evidence of 'Diving' Tectonic Plates on Jupiter's Moon Europa

Evidence of 'Diving' Tectonic Plates on Jupiter's Moon Europa

Scientists have found evidence of plate tectonics on Jupiter's moon Europa. This indicates the first sign of this type of surface-shifting geological activity on a world other than Earth.



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