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Friday, May 24, 2013
Watch: `Dance` of the planets from May 24 to 30
Astronomy lovers will have another eye-catching pleasure this week as three planets - Venus, Jupiter...
Venus, Jupiter, Mercury to come closest on May 28
May 28th, 2013, Venus and Jupiter will pass within one degree of one other (about twice the apparent...
Comet smash behind mysterious water on Jupiter
The mysterious traces of water in the upper atmosphere of Jupiter came from a comet that smashed int...
Compound needed for life widespread on Jupiter`s moon Europa
A new study led by a NASA researcher has found that Hydrogen peroxide is abundant across much of the...
`Hot spots` ride merry-go-round in Jupiter`s atmosphere
Scientists have found new evidence that dark features in Jupiter`s atmosphere called "hot spots" are...
New 3-D models shed light on origins of Jupiter, Saturn
A new theoretical modelling has provided clues to how the gas giant planets in our solar system-Jupi...
Europa`s sea similar to salty ocean on Earth
The composition of Europa`s sea closely resembles the salty ocean of Earth.
Jupiter moon lander project to get first funding in 2014
Russia`s Jupiter research project, which includes a lander mission to its moon Ganymede, will receiv...
Jupiter`s moon Europa `likely to harbour life`
Jupiter`s moon Europa is the most likely candidate in the Universe beyond the Earth that could harbo...
Volcanic moon Io controls Jupiter`s magnetospheric activity
Volcanic activity on Jupiter’s moon Io affects auroral activity in the planet’ magnetosphere, resear...
Witness closest Moon, Jupiter conjunction on Jan 21
Jupiter, the second-brightest planet, will be appearing less than a finger-width from the Moon throu...
NASA eyes mission to Jupiter moon Europa by 2021
NASA may have devoted many of its exploration resources to Mars recently, but the US space agency al...
Jupiter will be big, bright on Monday night
Jupiter, the largest after the Sun in the solar system, will be at its biggest and brightest Monday ...
`Super-Jupiter` discovered around massive star
Using infrared data from the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii, astronomers have discovered a “super-Jupite...
`Homeless planet` 7 times bigger than Jupiter discovered
A young “homeless planet,” up to seven times the size of Jupiter and with no gravitational ties, has...
SC absolves Centre for mysterious disappearance of sailors
The SC refused to hold the government or its shipping authorities liable for the death of 10 Indian ...
Wide belts of Jupiter’s atmosphere changing colour
Researchers have discovered that as Jupiter gets peppered continually with small space rocks, wide b...
NASA’S WISE reveals mystery of Jupiter’s `Trojan` asteroids
Using data from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, scientists have uncovered new c...
Ocean on Jupiter’s moon `may be deep underground`
Missions hoping to explore the huge subsurface ocean thought to exist on Jupiter’s moon Europa may h...
`Jupiter`s smallest moon barely 2km wide`
Astronomers claim to have pinned down details of Jupiter`s smallest known moon -- a tiny space rock ...
Jupiter’s smallest known moon unveiled
Scientists believed that the smallest of two moons recently discovered orbiting Jupiter may be the g...
Arctic bacteria help find life on Jupiter`s Icy Moon
It is not easy to search for life on one of Jupiter’s icy moons: Europa as just getting there can be...
Jupiter’s icy moon to be `Europe’s next large science mission`
JUICE (Jupiter Icy moons Explorer) is the focus of Europe’s next large science mission, European Spa...
`Earth was bombarded by asteroids 3-4 billion years ago`
Analysing tiny "spherules" embedded in layers of rock, a team from the Purdue University in the US s...
Jupiter`s jet streams get thrown off course
Scientists have for the first time identified direct wave motion in one of Jupiter’s jet streams.
Venus and Jupiter cuddling up in night sky
It`s not too late to catch the spectacular Venus and Jupiter show.
Tiny comet grain reveals Jupiter`s formation date
NASA`s Stardust spacecraft has indicated that Jupiter formed more than three million years after the...
Four planets to appear in conjunction Monday
Astro-enthusiasts are in for a celestial spectacle on Monday with four planets poised to appear in c...
Venus, Jupiter, Moon offer dazzling night show
Stargazers are getting a treat this weekend. On Saturday and again Sunday, Venus, Jupiter and Earth`...
Five planets to be visible in rare celestial event
The planets that would be visible to naked eye are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.
2 Jupiter-sized planets discovered
Astronomers have discovered two new low-density planets called Kepler-34b and Kepler-35b orbiting a ...
Celestial spectacle awaits astro-enthusiasts
A celestial spectacle awaits astro-enthusiasts for the next three-four nights when Earth`s three nei...
Jupiter, Moon to converge in conjunction
Conjunction, also known as appulse, is a phenomenon in which celestial bodies appear near one anothe...
Is Jupiter becoming heartless?
Jupiter’s rocky centre is dissolving gradually, new calculations have suggested.
Russia, Europe plan joint mission to Jupiter
Roscosmos head Vladimir Popovkin and ESA director-general Jean-Jacques Dordain met in the Russian ca...
Huge lakes could lie beneath ice of Jupiter moon
A body of water as big as North America`s Great Lakes could lie beneath Europa, a shining enigmatic ...
NASA launches Juno on journey to Jupiter
NASA on Friday launched the billion-dollar solar-powered spacecraft Juno on a five-year journey to J...
NASA going green with solar-powered Jupiter probe
A solar-powered, windmill-shaped spacecraft named Juno is set to become the most distant probe ever ...
NASA to probe Jupiter`s stormy clouds
NASA will launch a spacecraft Friday to unravel the secrets of Jupiter, the largest planet in the un...
Juno to circle Jupiter for `planetary recipe`
Solar-powered spacecraft Juno will journey to the gassy planet of Jupiter in search of how the huge,...
NASA probe poised for launch to Jupiter
The robotic probe called Juno is scheduled to spend 1 yr cycling inside Jupiter`s deadly radiation b...
Wandering infant Jupiter robbed Mars of size, mass
Inward migration by Jupiter during formation of solar system could explain why Mars is small, a stud...
Flipping Jupiters! Why some planets spin backward
Some of extrasolar planets spin in the opposite direction of the stars they orbit.
Spectacular show by four planets in dawn
Venus, Jupiter, Mercury and Mars will form spectacular shapes in pre-dawn sky for a month.
Past comet collisions ‘left ripples in Jupiter and Saturn rings’
Jupiter and Saturn rings contain ripples, according to data from NASA`s Cassini.
Tyche four times bigger than Jupiter
Tyche orbit would be thousands of times further from the Sun than the Earth`s orbit.
Europa helps solve mystery of Jupiter`s missing belt
Astronomers can now see the ongoing turmoil inside Jupiter`s missing belt in unprecedented detail.
Jupiter was hit by asteroid in 2009, not a comet
A new study has confirmed that in 2009, it was an asteroid that hit Jupiter, not a comet.
Hot Jupiter exoplanet discovery sheds light on planetary systems
New findings suggest that the discovery of a hot Jupiter exoplanet that transfers orbital momentum t...
Was Jupiter`s movement perceived as Star of Bethlehem?
The appearance of the Star of Bethlehem can be backed up by science, according to an astronomer.
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