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Space Exploration Jun 13, 2017

Evidence that Jupiter is the oldest planet in the solar system

An international group of scientists has found that Jupiter is the oldest planet in our solar system.

Astronomy Mar 28, 2016

Observations of an extreme-weather planet raise questions about hot Jupiters' origins

For centuries, the solar system was viewed as a standard blueprint for planetary systems in the universe, with a star (our sun) at the center of a circular track, and a planet orbiting within each lane. Smaller, rockier planets ...

Space Exploration Mar 25, 2015

Explosions of Jupiter's aurora linked to extraordinary planet-moon interaction

On Earth, bursts of particles spewed by the Sun spark shimmering auroras, like the Northern Lights, that briefly dance at our planet's poles. But, on Jupiter, there's an auroral glow all the time, and new observations show ...

Astronomy Oct 29, 2015

Astrophysicists find Jupiter likely bumped giant planet from solar system

It's like something out of an interplanetary chess game. Astrophysicists at the University of Toronto have found that a close encounter with Jupiter about four billion years ago may have resulted in another planet's ejection ...

Astronomy Nov 19, 2012

Rare image of Super-Jupiter sheds light on planet formation

Astronomers using infrared data from the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii have discovered a "super-Jupiter" around the bright star Kappa Andromedae, which now holds the record for the most massive star known to host a directly ...

Space Exploration Jul 21, 2016

From Neptune's blue hue to Jupiter's red spot: are the colours of the planets real?

These days, we're used to seeing pictures of planets sent back by spacecraft. Some pictures look colourful, others less so. But do they show what each planet really looks like?

Space Exploration Jul 28, 2011

Juno's Jupiter mission a quest to find 'recipe for planet-making'

Even for scientists versed in the grand scale of astronomy, it's never been easy to grasp the scope of Jupiter.

Space Exploration Jun 30, 2016

Journey to Jupiter: NASA spacecraft nears planet rendezvous

Jupiter takes center stage with the arrival next week of a NASA spacecraft built to peek through its thick, swirling clouds and map the planet from the inside out.

Mar 19, 2006

'Hot Jupiter' Systems may Harbor Earth-like Planets

The catalogue of confirmed extrasolar planets ('exoplanets') is growing rapidly. There are currently approximately 133 known planetary systems, harboring a total of 156 exoplanets as of January 2006*. With regard to the search ...

Space Exploration Jul 05, 2016

Welcome to Jupiter: NASA spacecraft Juno reaches giant planet

Braving intense radiation, a NASA spacecraft reached Jupiter on Monday after a five-year voyage to begin exploring the king of the planets.

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