Jupiter

Stare Straight Down Into a Giant Storm on Jupiter

A new batch of images recently arrived at Earth from JunoCam, the visible light camera on board the Juno spacecraft…

2 weeks ago

Trojan Mission Lucy Tested its Solar Panels for the First Time. Those Things are Huge

Space missions often have to go where the sun don’t shine. Or at least where it shines very faintly.  That…

4 weeks ago

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot has a Dark Secret. It Feeds on Smaller Storms

Jupiter's Great Red Spot - the largest and most powerful of all the storms in the solar system - has…

1 month ago

Jupiter has Added a Comet to its Trojan Collection

Jupiter is notorious for capturing objects that venture too close to the gas giant and its enormous pull of gravity.…

2 months ago

Juno Just Saw a Spacerock Crash Into Jupiter

Timing is extraordinarily important in many aspects of astronomy.  If an astronomer or their instrument is looking the wrong way…

3 months ago

Galileo’s Probe Discovered a Mystery at Jupiter, Juno Finally Helped Solve it

In 1995, NASA's Galileo mission dropped a probe into the atmosphere of Jupiter and found it to be far drier…

4 months ago

With its New Extension, Juno is Going to be Visiting Jupiter’s Moons

The Juno mission to Jupiter has been extended to September 2025 – or however long the spacecraft can keep operating…

4 months ago

My Dad Made a Table That Looks Surprisingly Like Jupiter

My Dad's a pretty good woodworker, and recently completed a wooden table that looks surprisingly like Jupiter, Great Red Spot,…

5 months ago

Are the Clouds of Jupiter Haunted?

Are spirits amongst the clouds of Jupiter? The answer might be yes! A recent publication in the Journal of Geophysical…

6 months ago

The Newest Picture of Jupiter and Europa Captured by Hubble

The venerable Hubble Space Telescope has given us another gorgeous picture of Jupiter and its moon Europa. The incredibly sharp…

8 months ago