Astronomers have long wondered why there are no planets closer to the Sun than Mercury. To have planets closer is common with many stars. The answer might be due to Jupiter having once been located closer to our star, suggests a new theory.
Humankind may have taken small steps to explore the heavens but our knowledge remains limited. As for planets, discoveries are being made all the time. Wednesday astronomers discovered a new planet. One with no Sun.
A video was created from images of the Saturn and Jupiter systems taken by NASA's Voyager and Cassini spacecrafts. Sander van den Berg used the images to create a two minute montage of spectacular images.
Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, is losing its "heart" or inner core. Scientists have suggested a theory that the gas giant has been dealing with the dissipation of its core ever since its formation 4.5 billion years ago.
After conducting a series of computer simulations and studies, scientists are asking the question: did our solar system harbour a fifth giant planet during its infancy? Study authors say it is a “conceivable” idea.
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On Friday afternoon, NASA launched the solar-powered Juno spacecraft for its five-year mission to Jupiter. The $1.1 billion journey will research our solar system's largest planet, which will study its origin and evolution.
Researchers are stating that there could be another planet within our solar system. The planet is four times the size of planet Jupiter and is named after the Greek goddess Tyche. But some are saying that it's not there.
The frigid ice of Jupiter's moon Europa may be hiding more than a presumed ocean: it is likely the scene of some unexpectedly fast chemistry between water and sulphur dioxide at extremely cold temperatures.
A new study has confirmed that two amateur astronomers recorded a pair of small meteors impacting with Jupiter. Professional astronomer Dr Ricardo Heuso says this highlights the growing value of amateurs in the field of astronomy.
This is the first time mankind has seen the sun reflecting from a body of liquid outside of planet earth. NASA has released a spectacular photo of the sun reflecting from a massive liquid lake on Jupiter's moon known as Titan.
A rare event in the night's sky will not be seen again until 2052 for North Americans as Venus and Jupiter join in alignment with a thumbnail moon. For Europeans, the event will be an awe inspiring eclipse of Venus, with its reemergence sparkling!
New data from Hubble and ground based telescopes is starting to figure out Jupiter’s eternal clouds. It’s taken a while to understand how our gigantic neighbor operates. Two “eruptions” have created storms in the atmosphere.
Digital Journal — A team of researchers are heading to the high Arctic in a Canadian-led expedition that will look for minerals that could provide clues about extraterrestrial life.
After geologist Benoit Beauchamp’s previous journey to the arctic t.
Hamburg (dpa) - Scientists in the United States are debating what to do with
the Galileo space probe once it finishes exploring Jupiter and its moons by
the year 2002.
Among the options under consideration by the U.S. space agency NASA is to
In this artist’s concept, the moon Ganymede orbits the giant planet Jupiter. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope observed aurorae on the moon controlled by Ganymede’s magnetic fields. This field is embedded in Jupiter’s own immense magnetosphere (yellow field lines). A saline ocean under the moon’s icy crust reduces shifting in the auroral belts as measured by Hubble
Artist’s concept of the Jupiter’s moon Ganymede; two auroral ovals can be seen over northern and southern mid-latitudes
/ ESA / G. Bacon, STScI / J. Saur, University of Cologne
Venus and Jupiter have been dancing toward each other in the night sky for months, and they'll finally come together this week in a dazzling show for skywatchers.
Galileo plaque aboard Juno.
Jupiter's moon Ganymede, the largest in the solar system, has layered ocean subsurface which may indicate it harbors life.
Jupuiter's moon, Europa.
Crescent moon seen over Hertfordshire on Sunday night with Venus and Jupiter
The Great Red Spot as seen from Voyager 1 This dramatic view of Jupiter's Great Red Spot and its surroundings was obtained by Voyager 1 on February 25, 1979, when the spacecraft was 5.7 million miles (9.2 million kilometers) from Jupiter. Cloud details as small as 100 miles (160 kilometers) across can be seen here. The colorful, wavy cloud pattern to the left of the Red Spot is a region of extraordinarily complex and variable wave motion. To give a sense of Jupiter's scale, the white oval storm
Europa, a moon of Jupiter, appears as a thick crescent in this enhanced-color image from NASA's Galileo spacecraft, which orbited Jupiter from 1995 to 2003.
Image: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
At approximately 20:31:29 utc on the morning on June 3 a large fireball was
imaged on Jupiter by two amateur astronomers - Australian Anthony Wesley and Chris Go from the Philippines.
Picture: Anthony Wesley
This color picture is assembled from a series of images taken when Jupiter was at a distance of 519 million miles (961 million kilometers) from Earth. These images are part of a set of data obtained by a Hubble
Space Telescope (HST) team headed by Reta Beebe of New Mexico State University in 1995.
Credit: Reta Beebe, Amy Simon (New Mexico State Univ.), and NASA
Text A: Translation of the cuneiform tablets revealed they described a mathematical technique to calculate the positions of large bodies in space and time.
Europa, Jupiter's ice covered satellite, as seen by the Galileo spacecraft. Europa is about 3,160 kilometers (1,950 miles) in diameter, or about the size of Earth's moon. The image was taken on September 7, 1996, at a range of 677,000 kilometers.
Nasa's Hubble Space Telescope observed aurorae on Ganymede generated by the moon's magnetic fields