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Juno Transmits 1st Orbital Imagery after Swooping Arrival Over Jovian Cloud Tops and Powering Up

NASA’s newly arrived Jovian orbiter Juno has transmitted its first imagery since reaching orbit last week on July 4 after…

4 years ago

7 Days Out From Orbital Insertion, NASA’s Juno Images Jupiter and its Largest Moons

Now just 7 days out from a critical orbital insertion burn, NASA’s Jupiter-bound Juno orbiter is closing in fast on…

4 years ago

How Do We Terraform Jupiter’s Moons?

Jupiter's four largest moons - the Galileans - have long been considered as possible sites for human habitation, and even…

4 years ago

Io, Jupiter’s Volcanic Moon

Io is one of the four large Galilean moons of Jupiter, visible with binoculars or a small telescope. Let's learn…

5 years ago

Jupiter’s Moon Ganymede

In 1610, Galileo Galilei looked up at the night sky through a telescope of his own design. Spotting Jupiter, he…

5 years ago

Jupiter’s Moon Europa

Jupiter's four largest moons - aka. the Galilean Moons, consisting of Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto - are nothing if…

5 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – Sept 18, 2015: Planet Hunter Prof. Sara Seager

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guests: Dr. Sara Seager, whose research focuses on computer models of exoplanet atmospheres, interiors, and…

5 years ago

The Planet Jupiter

Jupiter is the 5th planet in the Solar System, and the largest by far, easily visible in the night sky…

5 years ago

What are the Galilean Moons?

It's no accident that Jupiter shares its name with the king of the gods. In addition to being the largest…

5 years ago

Robots Exploring Alien Volcanoes? NASA Lab Hopes To Get There One Day

We've seen volcanoes or geysers erupting on the moons of Io and Enceladus. Volcanic remnants remain on Mars and the…

6 years ago