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NASA’s Juno spacecraft beams back image of Jupiter's swirling clouds

The image was taken on October 29 as the spacecraft performed its 16th close flyby of Jupiter.

Nov 13, 2018, 11:46 AM IST

Four giant planets around young star discovered

Scientists have identified a young star with four Jupiter and Saturn-sized planets orbiting it, the first time that so many massive worlds have been detected in such a system. The star, CI Tau, is located about 500 light years away in a highly-productive stellar 'nursery' region of the galaxy, said researchers from the University of Cambridge in the UK.

Oct 17, 2018, 11:43 AM IST

Transit of Jupiter today: Check out the impact of 'Guru on the move'

This October, Jupiter will be transit from Libra to Scorpio. 


Oct 11, 2018, 08:02 AM IST

Jupiter's Great Red Spot reveals signs of water: NASA

The pressure of the water combined with their measurements of another oxygen-bearing gas, carbon monoxide, imply that Jupiter has two to nine times more oxygen than the Sun, researchers said.

Aug 30, 2018, 12:00 PM IST

12 new moons including one 'oddball' discovered circling around Jupiter

The astronomers spotted the new moons when they were looking for objects on the fringes of the solar system. 

Jul 18, 2018, 13:58 PM IST

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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