Jupiter

What’s Inside Jupiter?

by Fraser Cain July 10, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Jupiter is like a jawbreaker. Dig down beneath the swirling clouds and you’ll pass through layer after layer of exotic forms of hydrogen. What’s down there, deep within Jupiter? Remove this ad Fraser Cain on Google+

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A New Image of Europa Emerges

by Jason Major July 9, 2014

Eureka – it’s Europa! And a brand-new image of it, too! (Well, kinda sorta.) The picture above, showing the icy moon’s creased and cracked surface, was made from images acquired by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft during its exploration of Jupiter and its family of moons in 1997 and 1998. While the data itself isn’t new per se the […]

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Why is Everything Spherical?

by Fraser Cain June 26, 2014

Have you ever noticed that everything in space is a sphere? The Sun, the Earth, the Moon and the other planets and their moons… all spheres. Except for the stuff which isn’t spheres. What’s going on? Remove this ad Fraser Cain on Google+

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Which Planets Have Rings?

by Fraser Cain June 19, 2014

You think only Saturn has rings? Well, think again. Rings are actually extremely common in our Solar System – they’re all over the place. So which planets – and other objects – sport rings? Remove this ad Fraser Cain on Google+

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Stunning Amateur Timelapse of Jupiter ‘Re-enacts’ Voyager Flyby

by Nancy Atkinson June 17, 2014

Back in the 1970′s when NASA launched the two Voyager spacecraft to Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, I remember being mesmerized by a movie created from Voyager 1 images of the movement of the clouds in Jupiter’s atmosphere. Voyager 1 began taking pictures of Jupiter as it approached the planet in January 1979 and completed […]

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