Jupiter

Astrophotos: Spectacular Venus-Jupiter Conjunction Graces the Dawn

by Nancy Atkinson August 18, 2014

The closest planetary conjunction of the year graced the skies this morning, and astrophotographers were out in force to marvel at the beauty. The duo were just 11.9’ apart, less than half the diameter of a Full Moon. Also joining the view was M44, the Beehive Cluster. We start with this gorgeous shot from Queensland, […]

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What’s Inside Jupiter?

by Fraser Cain July 10, 2014

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? 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? 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? Fraser Cain on Google+

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