Jupiter

Flying across Jupiter's clouds, NASA's Juno gets close to a 'rosy' storm – See pic

Flying across Jupiter's clouds, NASA's Juno gets close to a 'rosy' storm – See pic

During the course of its 11th science flyby of the solar system's giant planet, Juno captured a massive close-up view of a storm with bright cloud tops.

Mar 19, 2018, 15:55 PM IST
Jupiter's iconic 'Great Red Spot' shrinking, but getting taller, says NASA

Jupiter's iconic 'Great Red Spot' shrinking, but getting taller, says NASA

The study confirms that the storm has been decreasing in length overall since 1878 and is big enough to accommodate just over one Earth at this point.

Mar 14, 2018, 15:17 PM IST
Juno revelation: Jupiter's mysterious jet-streams are 'unearthly'

Juno revelation: Jupiter's mysterious jet-streams are 'unearthly'

The findings, based on based on data collected by the Juno mission, will improve understanding of Jupiter's interior structure, core mass and, eventually, its origin.

Mar 08, 2018, 13:25 PM IST
Hidden ocean under Jupiter's icy moon Europa's crust could host life: Scientists

Hidden ocean under Jupiter's icy moon Europa's crust could host life: Scientists

Celestial bodies in the solar system with rocky cores share the same radioactive materials, ejected in space by the Supernova explosion that originated the Sun and the planets.

Feb 25, 2018, 12:19 PM IST
Jupiter's iconic 'Great Red Spot' is shrinking; may fade away within a decade: Scientist

Jupiter's iconic 'Great Red Spot' is shrinking; may fade away within a decade: Scientist

The Great Red Spot is a giant oval of crimson-colored clouds in Jupiter's southern hemisphere that race counterclockwise around the oval's perimeter with wind speeds greater than any storm on Earth.

Feb 20, 2018, 13:37 PM IST
NASA's Juno accomplishes its tenth science orbit of Jupiter

NASA's Juno accomplishes its tenth science orbit of Jupiter

According to NASA, the closest approach was at 6:36 am PST (9:36 am PST) Earth-received time.

Feb 09, 2018, 10:39 AM IST
A 'hot Jupiter' with unusual winds? Scientists discover mysterious exoplanet

A 'hot Jupiter' with unusual winds? Scientists discover mysterious exoplanet

Unlike Jupiter, the so-called hot Jupiters circle astonishingly close to their host star – so close that it typically takes fewer than three days to complete an orbit. 

Jan 23, 2018, 18:30 PM IST
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