• Mystery solved: Jupiter’s X-ray aurora explained

    X-ray flares triggered by vibrations in magnetic field lines.

    Chinese and UK researchers have solved a 40-year-old puzzle: how does Jupiter produce regular and spectacular bursts ...

    Astrophysics July 11, 2021
  • Mushballs, ammonia and storms on Jupiter

    Juno data reveals more about planet’s weather.

    Violent thunderstorms in Jupiter’s atmosphere may form “mushballs” – ammonia-rich hail –that play a key role in the p...

    Astronomy August 6, 2020
  • Snapshot

    Summer on Saturn and an icy pole

    Hubble and Juno send us more arresting images.

    Sometimes all you need for a great photo is an interesting subject. Here we present two such examples.Above is a ...

    Astronomy July 25, 2020
  • An update on the Jupiter water mystery

    Juno provides more information than Galileo could.

    Water makes up about 0.25% of the molecules in the atmosphere at Jupiter’s equator, almost three times that of the Su...

    Astronomy February 19, 2020
  • A rather different storm on Jupiter

    Juno finds things have changed at the south pole.

    The new storm can be seen at the lower right of this infrared image of Jupiter's south pole taken by Juno's Jovian In...

    Space December 19, 2019
  • Jet stream on Jupiter

    Citizen scientist makes Juno’s image even more arresting.

    Citizen scientist Gerald Eichstädt created this enhanced-colour image using data from NASA's Juno spacecraft.It shows...

    Space November 4, 2019
  • Juno: A near-death experience

    NASA finds a way to save the solar-powered aircraft from certain doom.

    For two years, NASA’s Jupiter-orbiting Juno spacecraft has been facing a mortal problem. When it arrived at the giant...

    Space Exploration October 13, 2019
  • Take that, Jupiter

    A giant impact gave the planet a fuzzy core.

    Sometime near the dawn of the Solar System, Jupiter appears to have been clobbered by a Neptune-sized planet, in an i...

    Space August 18, 2019
  • Juno sees mega-waves on Jupiter

    NASA craft confirms Voyager observation from 40 years ago. Lauren Fuge reports.

    NASA’s Juno spacecraft has confirmed the existence of massive, wave-like structures on the surface of Jupiter.Called ...

    Space October 25, 2018
  • Jupiter’s magnetic fields may stop its wind bands from going deep into the gas giant

    Jupiter’s bands are one of its most striking features – and can be seen from Earth – but they onl...

    One of the most striking features of Jupiter – a gaseous giant with no solid surface – is the coloured bands that enc...

    Space August 13, 2018
  • Juno’s new Jupiter

    The goddess-inspired spacecraft is unveiling new breadths and depths of the planet’s innermost se...

    In ancient Roman mythology, Jupiter, the king of the gods, had the ability to hide behind a veil of clouds. Only his ...

    Space July 24, 2018
  • Editor's note: Beneath Jupiter’s clouds

    In the latest issue of Cosmos, we celebrate the Juno mission with a look at the valuable informat...

    The ancient Romans named the planet Jupiter after the king of the gods, who sometimes hid himself behind a veil of cl...

    Space June 19, 2018
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