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Will an asteroid smack Jupiter in 2022?

A recent space rock discovery has sent a minor buzz through the community that tracks such objects. And as usual, it has also begun to attract the dubious attention of those less than honorable sites—we won't dignify them ...

dateMay 30, 2014 in Space Exploration
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The shrinking of Jupiter's Great Red Spot

( —Jupiter's trademark Great Red Spot—a swirling storm feature larger than Earth—is shrinking. This downsizing, which is changing the shape of the spot from an oval into a circle, has been known about since ...

dateMay 15, 2014 in Astronomy
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ESA image: Phobos and Jupiter align

( —Even though it may only be a lump of porous rock, Phobos isn't shy about hogging the limelight in this sequence taken by ESA's Mars Express. These three images show Phobos, the larger of the two martian moons, ...

dateMay 12, 2014 in Space Exploration
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New storms on Jupiter look like Mickey Mouse

We told you this was going to be a good season to observe Jupiter, and astrophotographers in the northern hemisphere have been making the most of this time of opposition where Jupiter has been riding high in the sky. What ...

dateMar 26, 2014 in Space Exploration
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