Juno spacecraft

Mysterious Europa Gets an Extreme Closeup From NASA’s Juno Probe

Over the course of a brief two-hour opportunity, NASA's Juno spacecraft captured a rare close look at Europa, an ice-covered…

2 months ago

NASA’s Juno To Skim the Surface of Jupiter’s Icy Moon Europa

This next week will mark a scientifically valuable achievement for NASA’s Juno mission, as the pioneering spacecraft is slated to…

2 months ago

Jupiter Missions Could Also Help Search for Dark Matter

In a recent study published in the Journal of High Energy Physics, two researchers from Brown University demonstrated how data…

4 months ago

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

Juno is Afraid to Death of Jupiter’s Shadow. So it Fired its Thruster for Over 10 Hours to Avoid It.

In a death-defying maneuver for the spacecraft, NASA's Juno has completed an unprecedented and unplanned engine burn. The purpose? To…

3 years ago

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…

6 years ago

The Juno Mission

On July 4th, the Juno spacecraft - the second long-term mission to Jupiter - will arrive at the gas giant,…

6 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…

6 years ago

How Long Does It Take to Get to Jupiter?

We’re focused on Mars and Pluto, but what about Jupiter? Doesn’t the biggest planet in the Solar System deserve a…

7 years ago