Jupiter

Ions Surf Through Jupiter’s Magnetic Field, Triggering its Auroras

Auroras come in many shapes and sizes.  Jupiter is well known for its spectacular complement of bright polar lights, which…

1 year ago

This is the View From Juno During its Flyby of Ganymede and Jupiter

Visualizations shape how we perceive space exploration.  Whether it’s the Pale Blue Dot, the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, Earthrise, or…

1 year ago

Bad News, Life Probably can’t Exist on Venus. Good News, it Could be in Jupiter’s Clouds

A new NASA-supported study by an international team of researchers has determined that life is more likely to exist in…

1 year ago

Finally! New Pictures of Ganymede, Thanks to Juno

Well, hello there old friend! This week the Juno mission to the Jupiter system made the first close flyby of…

1 year ago

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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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 year 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 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years ago