Telescopes and Spacecraft Join Forces to Probe Deep into Jupiter’s Atmosphere

From NASA May 7, 2020 NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the ground-based Gemini Observatory in Hawaii have teamed up with the Juno spacecraft to probe the mightiest storms in the solar system, taking place more than 500 million miles away on the giant planet Jupiter. A team of researchers led by Michael Wong at the…

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Massive Beauty

From NASA NASA’s Juno mission captured this look at the southern hemisphere of Jupiter on Feb. 17, 2020, during the spacecraft’s most recent close approach to the giant planet. Not only is Jupiter the largest planet orbiting the Sun, it contains more than twice the amount of material of all other objects in the solar…

Findings From NASA’s Juno Update Jupiter Water Mystery

From NASA. NASA’s Juno mission has provided its first science results on the amount of water in Jupiter’s atmosphere. Published recently in the journal Nature Astronomy, the Juno results estimate that at the equator, water makes up about 0.25% of the molecules in Jupiter’s atmosphere — almost three times that of the Sun. These are…

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Has a Close Encounter with Jupiter

Jan. 14, 2020 NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Has a Close Encounter with Jupiter A multitude of swirling clouds in Jupiter’s dynamic North North Temperate Belt is captured in this image from NASA’s Juno spacecraft. Appearing in the scene are several bright-white “pop-up” clouds as well as an anticyclonic storm, known as a white oval. This color-enhanced…

NASA’s Juno Navigators Enable Jupiter Cyclone Discovery

great images~cr From NASA Dec. 12, 2019 NASA’s Juno Navigators Enable Jupiter Cyclone Discovery A new, smaller cyclone can be seen at the lower right of this infrared image of Jupiter’s south pole taken on Nov. 4, 2019, during the 23rd science pass of the planet by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/ASI/INAF/JIRAM Full image and…

Glancing Back

From NASA Dec. 2, 2019 Just after its close flyby of Jupiter on Nov. 3, 2019, NASA’s Juno spacecraft caught this striking view of Jupiter’s southern hemisphere as the spacecraft sped away from the giant planet. This image captures massive cyclones near Jupiter’s south pole, as well as the chaotic clouds of the folded filamentary…

Tumultuous Clouds of Jupiter

From NASA June 27, 2019 Tumultuous Clouds of Jupiter This stunning image of Jupiter’s stormy northern hemisphere was captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft as it performed a close pass of the gas giant planet. Some bright-white clouds can be seen popping up to high altitudes on the right side of Jupiter’s disk. Juno took the…