Search results for Planet Jupiter

Astronomy 16 hours ago

Gas 'waterfalls' reveal infant planets around young star

The birthplaces of planets are disks made out of gas and dust. Astronomers study these so-called protoplanetary disks to understand the processes of planet formation. Beautiful images of disks made with the Atacama Large ...

Space Exploration 15 hours ago

Hubble Telescope zooms in on interstellar visitor

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured the best pictures yet of our newest interstellar visitor.

Space Exploration Oct 15, 2019

Analysis of Galileo's Jupiter entry probe reveals gaps in heat shield modeling

The entry probe of the Galileo mission to Jupiter entered the planet's atmosphere in 1995 in fiery fashion. As the probe descended from Mach 50 to Mach 1 and generated enough heat to cause plasma reactions on its surface, ...

Astronomy Oct 03, 2019

What moons in other stellar systems reveal about planets like Neptune and Jupiter

What is the difference between a planet-satellite system as we have with the Earth and moon, versus a binary planet—two planets orbiting each other in a cosmic do-si-do?

Astronomy Oct 03, 2019

Exoplanet orbits its star every 18 hours

In the past decade, thousands of planets have been discovered beyond our solar system. These planets have provided astronomers with the opportunity to study planetary systems that defy our preconcieved notions. This includes ...

Astronomy Sep 26, 2019

Big world around tiny star puts new spin on planet formation

A giant world discovered around a tiny star is putting a new spin on how planets form.

Space Exploration Sep 17, 2019

Stony-iron meteor caused August impact flash at Jupiter

Analysis of a bright flash in Jupiter's atmosphere observed by an amateur astronomer in August 2019 has revealed that the likely cause was a small asteroid with a density typical of stony-iron meteors. The impact is estimated ...

Space Exploration Oct 07, 2019

Saturn surpasses Jupiter after the discovery of 20 new moons—and you can help name them

Move over Jupiter; Saturn is the new moon king.

Astronomy Sep 27, 2019

Exoplanet discovery blurs the line between large planets and small stars

The discovery of yet another exoplanet is no longer news. More than 4,000 planets around other stars have now been found since the detection of the first one in 1995. As astronomers long suspected, or at least hoped, it seems ...

Astronomy Sep 27, 2019

Many gas giant exoplanets waiting to be discovered

There is an as-yet-unseen population of Jupiter-like planets orbiting nearby Sun-like stars, awaiting discovery by future missions like NASA's WFIRST space telescope, according to new models of gas giant planet formation ...

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