Jupiter

NASA's Juno captures 'mind-bending' image of Jupiter's tumultuous atmosphere – See pic

NASA's Juno captures 'mind-bending' image of Jupiter's tumultuous atmosphere – See pic

At the time, Juno was a little more than one Earth diameter from Jupiter.

Jan 05, 2018, 09:00 AM IST
Scientists discover four 'hot Jupiter' exoplanets orbiting dwarf stars

Scientists discover four 'hot Jupiter' exoplanets orbiting dwarf stars

All the four planets belong to the class of exoplanets known as 'hot Jupiters.'

Jan 01, 2018, 13:21 PM IST
How Jupiter's jet streams change directions decoded

How Jupiter's jet streams change directions decoded

Jupiter's cycle is called the quasi-quadrennial oscillation, or QQO, and it lasts about four Earth years.

Dec 19, 2017, 17:58 PM IST
NASA's Juno unveils the roots of Jupiter's Great Red Spot - Watch

NASA's Juno unveils the roots of Jupiter's Great Red Spot - Watch

Juno also has detected a new radiation zone, just above the gas giant's atmosphere, near the equator.

Dec 12, 2017, 16:28 PM IST
Europa may have plate tectonics similar to those on Earth

Europa may have plate tectonics similar to those on Earth

The findings bolster earlier studies of Europa's surface geology that found regions where the moon's ice shell looks to be expanding in a way that is similar to the mid-ocean spreading ridges on Earth. 

Dec 05, 2017, 19:21 PM IST
Feeling blue: NASA's Juno captures Jupiter's Jovian clouds in striking hues - See pic

Feeling blue: NASA's Juno captures Jupiter's Jovian clouds in striking hues - See pic

Juno captured this image when the spacecraft was only 11,747 miles (18,906 kilometers) from the tops of Jupiter’s clouds — that’s roughly as far as the distance between New York City and Perth, Australia.

Dec 03, 2017, 11:30 AM IST
Juno spacecraft spots massive, raging storm on Jupiter

Juno spacecraft spots massive, raging storm on Jupiter

The image was taken on October 24, when the spacecraft was about 10,108 kilometres away from the tops of the clouds of Jupiter.

Nov 19, 2017, 18:38 PM IST
Jupiter and Venus give sky-gazers a treat as they meet – See pics

Jupiter and Venus give sky-gazers a treat as they meet – See pics

They were visible to the naked eye across the UK and countries in the mid-northern latitudes, including parts of the US.

Nov 13, 2017, 16:20 PM IST
Venus, Jupiter up for a meet on Monday. Delhiites will miss the spectacle

Venus, Jupiter up for a meet on Monday. Delhiites will miss the spectacle

Both the planets will appear in conjunction in the south-east and may appear like one bright star.

Nov 12, 2017, 12:04 PM IST
Data returned by NASA's Juno confirms successful completion of eighth Science flyby

Data returned by NASA's Juno confirms successful completion of eighth Science flyby

Juno's next close flyby of Jupiter will occur on December 16.

Nov 03, 2017, 09:11 AM IST
95 minutes over Jupiter: Juno captures gas giant's changing geometery – See pic

95 minutes over Jupiter: Juno captures gas giant's changing geometery – See pic

NASA released 11 colour-enhanced images of the giant planet with the south pole on the left (11th image in the sequence) and the north pole on the right (first image in the sequence).

Oct 01, 2017, 14:42 PM IST
What's the mystery behind Jupiter's powerful auroras? Juno gives an unexpected answer

What's the mystery behind Jupiter's powerful auroras? Juno gives an unexpected answer

The team was not surprised that electric potentials play a role in their generation. 

Sep 07, 2017, 12:14 PM IST
What's brewing Jupiter? NASA's Juno captures vigorous storm in gas giant's 'Little Red Spot' - See pic

What's brewing Jupiter? NASA's Juno captures vigorous storm in gas giant's 'Little Red Spot' - See pic

This storm is a long-lived anticyclonic oval named North Temperate Little Red Spot 1 (NN-LRS-1); it has been tracked at least since 1993, and may be older still.

Aug 04, 2017, 09:13 AM IST
Rendezvous with Jupiter's Great Red Spot – First raw images of the iconic storm are here! (Pics inside)

Rendezvous with Jupiter's Great Red Spot – First raw images of the iconic storm are here! (Pics inside)

This mission was the closest a spacecraft has ever flown directly over the 16,000km-wide great red spot, passing as close as 3,500km above the planet and about 9,000km above the clouds of the colossal storm itself.

Jul 13, 2017, 09:02 AM IST
How hidden stars may impact search for Earth-like planets

How hidden stars may impact search for Earth-like planets

In the search for planets similar to our own, an important point of comparison is the planet's density.

Jul 13, 2017, 00:22 AM IST
Juno's close up flyby of Great Red Spot: NASA's probe peers deep into Jupiter's deep red heart

Juno's close up flyby of Great Red Spot: NASA's probe peers deep into Jupiter's deep red heart

As per NASA, Juno's closest approach with the gas giant's iconic storm occured on Monday, July 10, at 6:55 p.m. PDT (9:55 p.m. EDT), peering into its deep deep red heart and passing about 2,200 miles above the planet's cloud tops.

Jul 11, 2017, 12:53 PM IST
Jupiter dawns a shroud of haze, paints an awe-inspiring picture! - See pic

Jupiter dawns a shroud of haze, paints an awe-inspiring picture! - See pic

The image shows haze particles over a range of altitudes on Jupiter's surface, as seen in reflected sunlight.

Jul 02, 2017, 15:38 PM IST
NASA's Juno to make closest approach to Jupiter's iconic Great Red Spot in historical manoueuvre on July 10!

NASA's Juno to make closest approach to Jupiter's iconic Great Red Spot in historical manoueuvre on July 10!

This mission will be a part of Juno's sixth science flyby of the gas giant's mysterious cloud tops.

Jul 02, 2017, 09:29 AM IST
Here's looking at you, kid! Check out Jupiter's 'face' peering down at Juno – See pic

Here's looking at you, kid! Check out Jupiter's 'face' peering down at Juno – See pic

Citizen scientists often have a gala time creating the best enhanced-colour images of gas giant by using data delivered by Juno.

Jul 01, 2017, 09:44 AM IST
NASA's Juno captures beautiful view of Jupiter’s bands of clouds!

NASA's Juno captures beautiful view of Jupiter’s bands of clouds!

NASA has released a beautiful image of Jupiter's band of light and dark clouds.

Jun 23, 2017, 23:52 PM IST