Jupiter

  • What's happening to Jupiter’s Great Red Spot?

    The winds of one of the Solar System’s biggest storms are speeding up, and no one yet knows why.

    The Great Red Spot on Jupiter is a vast storm that has been raging for at least 150 years, and new analysis shows tha...

    Astronomy September 30, 2021
  • Water in Ganymede’s atmosphere

    Hubble Space Telescope finds evidence for water around Jupiter’s largest moon.

    An international team of astronomers has used Hubble to peer into the atmosphere of Jupiter’s biggest moon, Ganymede ...

    Astronomy July 27, 2021
  • 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
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  • A crisp new portrait of Jupiter’s storms

    And that’s Europa lurking, stage left.

    This newly released image of Jupiter, taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope on 25 August, was captured when the plan...

    Astronomy September 18, 2020
  • SpaceWatch: A matter about dark matter

    Active Bennu and hot moons, but no aliens.

    Dark matter theories may lack somethingAstronomers suspect something is missing in current theories of how dark m...

    Astronomy September 12, 2020
  • 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
  • Lucky imaging creates quite an image

    Here’s Jupiter in all its infrared glory.

    Researchers using the Gemini North telescope in Hawaii and a technique known as “lucky imaging" have collected some o...

    Astronomy May 11, 2020
  • Still in its spot

    Jupiter’s famous storm not on the way out yet, expert suggests.

    By Richard A LovettRumours that Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is dying may be premature.The giant storm – larger than the ...

    Space November 26, 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
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