gas giant

  • A chance to see a planet’s interior

    Astronomers find surviving core of a gas giant.

    Astronomers have discovered the surviving core of a gas giant orbiting a distant star, offering, they say, an unprece...

    Astronomy July 2, 2020
  • KELT-9b is the hottest exoplanet ever found

    The bizarre gas giant is hotter than many stars and may have a comet-like tail, writes Ariella He...

    An illustration of KELT-9b in orbit around its host star KELT-9.NASA/JPL-CaltechScientists have discovered a planet t...

    Space June 6, 2017
  • Juno mission reveals Jupiter’s extreme weather

    Analysis of imaging from NASA’s space probe shows massive polar cyclones, ammonia storms and elec...

    The massive cyclones and swirling storms of Jupiter’s south polar region.NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Roman TkachenkoEi...

    Space May 26, 2017
  • Cassini ring dive: Scenes from mission control

    Adding to the long list of never-before-seen events, NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft has called home to...

    This video showcases highlights from the scene at  NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California on ...

    Space April 28, 2017
  • To trace a gas giant's birth, take its temperature

    Supercomputer simulations show two planet-formation scenarios have very different signatures, whi...

    Gravitational instability simulation: two snapshots in the early and late stage of the simulation at 780 years and 19...

    Space October 28, 2016
  • Great Red Hotspot: mega storm heats Jupiter's upper atmosphere

    Gravity waves and sound waves coursing up from the gas giant’s massive hurricane may be a solutio...

    Turbulence produced by the Great Red Spot produces gravity waves and sound waves. They combine to heat the atmosphere...

    Space July 27, 2016
  • Meet our Solar System's twin

    A planetary system with a gas giant like Jupiter in an outer orbit and a Sun just like our own ha...

    This chart shows most of the stars visible to the naked eye in the constellation of Cetus (The Whale). The location o...

    Space August 3, 2015