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New images from Cassini are giving scientists and amateur astronomers new insight into the jet streams of Jupiter.
New movies of Jupiter are the first to catch an invisible wave shaking up one of the giant planet's jet streams, an interaction that also takes place in Earth's atmosphere and influences the weather.
NASA's twin lunar Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) probes are set to enter our celestial neighbor's orbit over New Year's weekend.
Scientists from The University of Texas at Austin said they have discovered a body of liquid water the volume of the North American Great Lakes inside one of Jupiter's moons.
NASA’s Juno spacecraft, on its way to visit the solar system’s giant Jupiter, took a look back at Earth and the Moon and snapped a photo.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's solar-powered Juno spacecraft lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 12:25 p.m.
NASA's Juno spacecraft successfully launched in a dramatic fashion on Friday and is now on its way to unlock secrets about the planet Jupiter.
NASA, looking forward to launching a Jupiter-bound mission next week, sent the Juno spacecraft to its final destination at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida as the agency makes final preparations for the launch.
Two small NASA probes that had been used to study space weather now are orbiting the moon to study its interior and surface composition.
Galileo Probe -- The Galileo probe was an unmanned probe sent by NASA to study the planet Jupiter and its moons. Named after the astronomer Galileo Galilei, it was launched on October 18 1989 by the Space Shuttle Atlantis and arrived at Jupiter on December 7 1995. Galileo's launch had been significantly delayed by the hiatus in Space Shuttle launches that occurred after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, and new safety protocols that were implemented as a result forced Galileo to use...
Jupiter's Moon Europa -- Europa is a puzzle. The sixth largest moon in our Solar System, Europa confounds and intrigues scientists. Few bodies in the Solar System have attracted as much scientific attention as this moon of Jupiter because of its possible subsurface ocean of water. The more we learn about this icy moon, the more questions we have. Because the nature of science is to ask questions, we cannot resist the mystery of Europa and its potential for possessing an ocean. Early...
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