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Juno to get 'up-close and personal' with Jupiter on July 4th

After traveling nearly 1.8 billion miles (2.8 billion kilometers), NASA's Juno probe is only five days away from an historic encounter with Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, and the planet the greatest distance away from our sun.

Scientists find evidence that a moon of Jupiter could hold life

A new study released by NASA on Tuesday shows that oceans on Europa, one of Jupiter’s 67 known moons, might have a lot in common with our own oceans, including a chemical balance capable of harboring life.

Essential Science: Did Jupiter wander away from the Sun?

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.

Astrophysisist Rashied Amini can help people find love Special

The former NASA employee has lent his expertise to Nanaya, an app that can determine whether or not a person will find true love based on science and probability. Digital Journal found out more.

Jupiter's moon Ganymede has salt water ocean

It seems that the chances of finding life in our solar system are improving almost daily with this week's discovery of a gigantic salt water ocean inside Jupiter's moon, Ganymede.

Ice, liquid found on Jupiter's moon Ganymede, may harbor life

Think Mars is the ultimate life-harboring planet in our solar system? Think again. Recent findings from NASA indicate there may be life on not one, but two of Jupiter’s moons.

We may go to Jupiter by 2025 and find life there

NASA hopes to launch a mission to Jupiter's moon Europa, the solar system's most likely heavenly body to hold alien life, by 2025.

Scientists claim diamond rain occurs on Saturn and Jupiter

US scientists have calculated that diamonds big enough for celebrities to wear could be raining down on Jupiter and Saturn.

Lonesome sunless planet spotted by astronomers

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.

Explosion spotted on Jupiter

An amateur astronomer was looking at Jupiter from his backyard when he spotted a bright white flash on the surface of the planet.

Amazing video of Saturn created from old NASA photos

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.

Celestial spectacle awaits as 4 planets to appear in conjunction

Sky-watchers are in for a celestial treat on Monday with four planets poised to appear in conjunction after sunset. The planet Jupiter will be visible with the moon in the western sky after sunset.

Scientists: Jupiter's 'heart' dissolving

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.

Study: Did our young solar system maintain a fifth giant planet?

Boulder - 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.

Comet Elenin Hit By An Explosion? Update: NASA Images

Amateur observers studying NASA images from STEREO see Comet Elenin split into two parts (featured video). Leonid Elenin is said to have confirmed Comet's disintegration.

Inside NASA's historic $1.1 billion Juno mission to Jupiter

Cape Canaveral - 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.

Are scientists coming closer to discovering planet Tyche?

Lafayette - 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.

Jupiter moon Europa may yield unexpected chemistry

Greenbelt - 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.

Jupiter is so bright because it is so close to Earth

If you currently look up at night, it is virtually impossible to miss noticing the planet Jupiter - the giant planet is spectacularly bright.

Amateur astronomers' Jupiter impact videos highlight their value

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.

Reflect on this: NASA photo shows sun reflecting from Titan lake

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.

Venus and Jupiter to Align With Moon, Not Visible Again For Another 44 Years

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!

Jupiter Discovery Could Help Protect Earth-orbit Satellites

Radio waves accelerate electrons within Jupiter’s magnetic field in the same way as they do on Earth; discovery overturns a theory that has held sway for more than a generation.

Storms show Jupiter’s internal heat

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.

Jupiter is changing its stripes: latest from Hubble.

Some drastic alterations in Jupiter’s cloud bands have been spotted by Hubble. This phenomenon has never been seen before. Even the shape and color of the clouds have altered significantly.

Probe Sends Back Incredible Photos of Jupiter

The New Horizons proble is sending back incredible pictures of Jupiter, including a close encounter look at the planet's "Little Red Spot" and the birth of a volcano on a near-by moon.

Jupiter's Northern Lights Revealed: Picture

Aurora Borealis is one of the most spectacular things in the world. The collision of charged particles creates a greenish glow or a dark red glow. Today, NASA has noticed one of these on Jupiter.

Pluto probe swings by Jupiter

A small spacecraft en route to Pluto flew past Jupiter early on Wednesday, picking up enough speed from the giant planet's gravity field to shave three years off what would have been a 12-year voyage.

Jupiter and the Tiny Spot.

Jupiters tiny little white spot turns a red.

Arctic Glacier Stain Catches Interest of Space Scientists After Tests Find New Life Forms

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.
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March 26  conjunction  of Moon-Venus-Jupiter
March 26 'conjunction' of Moon-Venus-Jupiter
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At approximately 20:31:29 utc on the morning on June 3 a large fireball was 
imaged on Jupiter by t...
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
Europa  one of Jupiter s moons
Europa, one of Jupiter's moons
NASA/JPL-Caltech
Dark spots mark impact sites of comet fragments on Jupiter.
Dark spots mark impact sites of comet fragments on Jupiter.
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In a clean-room environment at Astrotech s payload processing facility in Titusville  Fla. technicia...
In a clean-room environment at Astrotech's payload processing facility in Titusville, Fla. technicians conduct an illumination test on the solar array panels for NASA's Juno spacecraft.
NASA/Jack Pfaller
Venus and Jupiter have been dancing toward each other in the night sky for months  and they ll final...
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.
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Launch of Juno on an Atlas V from Cape Canaveral on May 8  2011.
Launch of Juno on an Atlas V from Cape Canaveral on May 8, 2011.
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Crescent moon seen over Hertfordshire on Sunday night with Venus and Jupiter
Crescent moon seen over Hertfordshire on Sunday night with Venus and Jupiter
Jupuiter s moon  Europa.
Jupuiter's moon, Europa.
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Three LEGO figurines representing the Roman god Jupiter  his wife Juno and Galileo Galilei are shown...
Three LEGO figurines representing the Roman god Jupiter, his wife Juno and Galileo Galilei are shown here aboard the Juno spacecraft.
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Artist s depiction of Juno orbiting Jupiter.
Artist's depiction of Juno orbiting Jupiter.
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Nasa s Hubble Space Telescope observed aurorae on Ganymede generated by the moon s magnetic fields
Nasa's Hubble Space Telescope observed aurorae on Ganymede generated by the moon's magnetic fields
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The craft will carry three Lego figures that represent the God Jupiter  his wife Juno and Galileo.
The craft will carry three Lego figures that represent the God Jupiter, his wife Juno and Galileo.
NASA
Europa  a moon of Jupiter  appears as a thick crescent in this enhanced-color image from NASA s Gali...
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
Text A: Translation of the cuneiform tablets revealed they described a mathematical technique to cal...
Text A: Translation of the cuneiform tablets revealed they described a mathematical technique to calculate the positions of large bodies in space and time.
Mathieu Ossendrijver
Europa  Jupiter s ice covered satellite  as seen by the Galileo spacecraft. Europa is about 3 160 ki...
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.
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Galileo plaque aboard Juno.
Galileo plaque aboard Juno.
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The Galileo plaque aboard Juno  provided by the Italian Space Agency.
The Galileo plaque aboard Juno, provided by the Italian Space Agency.
NASA/JPL-Caltech/KSC
This color picture is assembled from a series of images taken when Jupiter was at a distance of 519 ...
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

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