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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.

Space Exploration Jul 03, 2016

NASA spaceship barrels toward Jupiter, 'planet on steroids'

Juno, an unmanned NASA spacecraft, is barrelling toward Jupiter on a $1.1 billion mission to circle the biggest planet in the solar system and shed new light on the origin of our planetary neighborhood.

Astronomy Aug 23, 2010

'Hot Jupiter' planets unlikely to have moons

( -- Planets of the major type so far found outside our solar system are unlikely to have moons, according to new research reported in the August 20 issue of The Astrophysical Journal Letters.

Astronomy Oct 10, 2014

Simulation suggests warm Jupiter exoplanets can be pushed closer to their star by another planet

( —A pair of astronomers with the University of California has demonstrated via computer simulation that the reason some hot or warm Jupiter exoplanets orbit their star so closely is because they are pulled there ...

Astronomy Jan 05, 2009

Jupiter-like planets could form around twin suns

( -- Life on a planet ruled by two suns might be a little complicated. Two sunrises, two sunsets. Twice the radiation field.

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