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Giant planet orbiting small star discovered, scientists stumped

Giant planet orbiting small star discovered, scientists stumped

As per existing theories of planet formation, while small stars can readily form rocky planets, they do not gather enough material together to form Jupiter-sized planets.

Nov 01, 2017, 13:51 PM 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 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
NASA's Juno craft all set for historic close encounter with Jupiter's Great Red Spot today

NASA's Juno craft all set for historic close encounter with Jupiter's Great Red Spot today

During the close flyby, Juno will pass about 5,600 miles above the Giant Red Spot clouds on Monday with all eight of the craft's instruments as well as its imager, JunoCam, switched on.

Jul 10, 2017, 09:21 AM IST
Meet the senior citizen of the solar system: Jupiter declared oldest planet!

Meet the senior citizen of the solar system: Jupiter declared oldest planet!

Results suggest the nascent gas giant was already that big within the first 1 million years of solar system history.

Jun 13, 2017, 16:28 PM IST
Cassini reveals Saturn's moon 'Iapetus' is a world of contrast – See pic

Cassini reveals Saturn's moon 'Iapetus' is a world of contrast – See pic

Data from the Cassini mission has shown that Cassini Regio on Iapetus is covered in a layer of dark, dusty material creating a stark contrast to the much brighter region that surrounds it, which leads to the moon's distinctive, two-toned appearance. 

Jun 13, 2017, 09:59 AM IST
NASA's Juno probe to make fifth flyby over Jupiter's cloud tops today

NASA's Juno probe to make fifth flyby over Jupiter's cloud tops today

At the time of closest approach, also called perijove, and traveling at a speed of about 129,000 miles per hour, Juno spacecraft will be about 2,700 miles above the Jupiter's cloud tops.

Mar 27, 2017, 09:05 AM IST
NASA says Juno spacecraft will remain in current orbit around Jupiter

NASA says Juno spacecraft will remain in current orbit around Jupiter

Juno is healthy, its science instruments are fully operational, and the data and images we have received are nothing short of amazing, says Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate.

Feb 20, 2017, 17:02 PM IST
Jupiter formed within first 4 million years of solar system's formation: Study

Jupiter formed within first 4 million years of solar system's formation: Study

About 4.6 billion years ago, an enormous cloud of hydrogen gas and dust collapsed under its own weight, eventually flattening into a disk called the solar nebula.

Feb 13, 2017, 13:52 PM IST
Juno probe to make its closest approach to Jupiter tomorrow!

Juno probe to make its closest approach to Jupiter tomorrow!

At the moment of closest approach, Juno will be about 2,500 miles (4,200 kilometers) above Jupiter's swirling clouds and traveling at 130,000 mph (208,000 kilometers per hour) with respect to the planet, says NASA.

Aug 26, 2016, 11:39 AM IST

Gazprom says to lodge counterclaim against Ukraine

Russian gas giant Gazprom said today that it would lodge a counterclaim against Ukraine`s gas firm if taken to court, in a sign that Moscow was not backing down in their acrimonious energy dispute.

Jun 12, 2014, 22:09 PM IST

Gazprom delays Ukraine gas deadline to June 10

Russia`s gas giant Gazprom said today it was giving Ukraine an extra day to start paying for gas ahead of time or risk a cut in its supply.

Jun 04, 2014, 21:11 PM IST