Do a doubletake: Jupiter and Europa
Here's a recent view of Jupiter, with its moon Europa just coming into view from behind the planet, as seen by Efrain Morales of the Jaicoa Observatory in Puerto Rico. Why two images? This is a different ...
Monitoring Io's insane volcanic activity from the comfort of Earth
Watching active volcanic eruptions should definitely be done from a distance, but a group of California researchers has figured out how to do it from the comfort of home. Using an ingenious combination of ...
Jupiter: Turmoil from below, battering from above
(Phys.org)—Jupiter, the mythical god of sky and thunder, would certainly be pleased at all the changes afoot at his namesake planet. As the planet gets peppered continually with small space rocks, wide ...
Liquid water near Europa's surface a rarity
(Phys.org)—Europa, the enigmatic moon of Jupiter, is believed to be home to a subsurface ocean of liquid water. However, future missions to explore Europa's ocean may need to dig deep. Research suggests ...
What caused the recent explosion at Jupiter?
A bright flash was spotted on Jupiter early on the morning of September 10, 2012, and astronomers were hoping to later see an impact "scar" which would provide more information about the object that slammed ...
First planets found around sun-like stars in a cluster
(Phys.org)—NASA-funded astronomers have, for the first time, spotted planets orbiting sun-like stars in a crowded cluster of stars. The findings offer the best evidence yet planets can sprout up in dense ...
Jupiter-bound craft's 2nd maneuver delayed 10 days
NASA says it has postponed a maneuver planned for the Jupiter-bound spacecraft Juno.
35 years later, Voyager 1 is heading for the stars (Update)
Thirty-five years after leaving Earth, Voyager 1 is reaching for the stars.
"Pirate Broadcaster" on Jupiter—radio emissions conceal surprise
The discovery of a new radio emission from Jupiter is among the highlights of a three-year Austrian Science Fund FWF project. This project actually investigated the planetary radio-frequency emissions of ...
A good reason to wake up at dawn
Summer is a good time to relax, sleep late, enjoy a break from school or work. Waking before sunrise is just not done.
Researchers unveil Jupiter's smallest known moon
(Phys.org) -- At a measly 2 kilometres in diameter, the smallest of two moons recently discovered orbiting Jupiter may be the giant planet's smallest known satellite.
How big are sunspots?
The short answer? Really big. The long answer? Really, really big.
Juno spacecraft images 'Big Dipper'
(Phys.org) -- In England it is known as the "Plough," in Germany the "Great Cart," and in Malaysia the "Seven Ploughs." Since humanity first turned its eyes skyward, the seven northern hemisphere stars that ...
You're beautiful, Vesta
When UCLA's Christopher T. Russell looks at the images of the protoplanet Vesta produced by NASA's Dawn mission, he talks about beauty as much as he talks about science.