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See swirling cloud formations in the northern area of Jupiter’s north temperate belt in this new view taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft.
Juno spacecraft data show the Great Red Spot – nearly 1.5 Earths wide – with roots penetrating some 200 miles (300 km) into Jupiter’s atmosphere.
A new and awesome batch of images has emerged from the Juno mission’s most recent flyby of Jupiter. Plus, the mission gets a new project manager.
Jupiter and 2 of its largest moons – Io and Europa – captured by the Juno spacecraft as it performed its 8th flyby of the planet on September 1, 2017.
A series of images from the Juno spacecraft’s 8th close flyby of the gas giant planet
Raw images from the Juno spacecraft’s extremely close sweep past Jupiter’s Red Spot are beginning to come in. NASA invites you to help process them!
On July 10, we’ll get humanity’s first up-close and personal view of the spot — a storm monitored since 1830 and possibly existing for more than 350 years.
An update on the science coming out of the Juno spacecraft mission to the gas giant planet Jupiter – largest planet in our solar system – and some spectacular recent images.
A sudden safe mode halted planned data collection during the spacecraft’s perijove – or closest point to Jupiter – on October 19. Next perijove December 11.
Juno spacecraft arrived at Jupiter on July 4 and has spent some weeks in a testing mode. On Saturday, it came closer to Jupiter than any spacecraft ever has.
The Juno spacecraft will be about 2,500 miles (4,200 km) above Jupiter’s swirling clouds. No other spacecraft has ever orbited Jupiter this closely.
Color view from JunoCam, showing the planet, the Red Spot and several moons. Plus … calling all astrophotographers to participate in the mission!
After a 5-year voyage, Juno performed a successful braking maneuver on July 4. First spacecraft to enter Jupiter orbit since Galileo in the 1990s.
In late June, as Juno crossed into Jupiter’s magnetic field, an instrument aboard the craft recorded the bow shock. Hear it here.
Juno spacecraft on approach to Jupiter! The craft will arrive at Jupiter on July 4, first spacecraft to orbit the giant planet since Galileo (1995-2003).
The closest we’ve come yet to being on the bridge of the starship Enterprise, but this time it’s Earth on the view screen. Thanks, Juno spacecraft!
After a temporary glitch that occurred after Juno’s flyby of Earth on Wednesday – and after a short period in safe mode – the Jupiter-bound craft is fully functioning again.
More images will be released soon, from Juno’s flyby of Earth on Wednesday. Plus check out a simulation of Juno’s unique perspective on Jupiter in 2016.
Watch Bill Nye explain why the Juno spacecraft is being routed so close to Earth on October 9, and what the craft will do when it reaches Jupiter in 2016.
Juno captured this image of the Earth and moon on August 26, 2011 from about six million miles away.
NASA’s Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft will carry LEGO likenesses of Galileo Galilei, the Roman god Jupiter, and his wife Juno to Jupiter.
On August 5, 2011, NASA launched the Juno spacecraft on a $1.1 billion mission to Jupiter. The craft will orbit for a year and sweep near Jupiter’s cloudtops.
Jupiter is the biggest planet in our solar system, but had delayed growth early on. Scientists weren’t sure why, but now might have an answer.
2018 has been an exceptional year for the Perseids. Wonderful photos are still coming in. Thanks to all who submitted!
Io is small, but it’s the most volcanically active world in our solar system. It has hundreds of active volcanoes. Now the Juno spacecraft has found one more.
Juno captured this image of swirling cloud belts and tumultuous vortices in Jupiter’s northern hemisphere during the spacecraft’s 13th close flyby of Jupiter in May.
Jupiter is the brightest object near the moon on all of these nights. You’ll also notice a bright star, Spica in the constellation Virgo, nearby.
At a meeting of experts in London last week, citizen scientists Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran wowed the audience with this new composite, plus a new dazzling animation, of the giant planet Jupiter.
Jupiter rises when the sun sets. It’s ascending in the east in evening twilight. Turn around and look for Venus in the west. Venus and Jupiter will be super bright as night falls, balancing the 2 sides of your sky.
When the Juno spacecraft recently flew over the poles of Jupiter, researchers were astonished. This 5-minute video from NASA explores the latest discoveries.
See what scientists saw this week at a meeting in Vienna. It’s a 3-D fly-around of Jupiter’s north pole, showing its central cyclone and the 8 smaller cyclones encircling it.
The Juno spacecraft, now orbiting Jupiter, acquired this infrared image of the giant planet’s moon Io. Each fiery dot is an active volcano.
See intricate cloud patterns in the northern hemisphere of Jupiter in this new view taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft.
Check out the massive cyclones at Jupiter’s north and south poles, on display in stunning new images from the Juno spacecraft.
This Juno spacecraft image, taken February 7, 2018, captures a close-up view of a storm with bright cloud tops in planet Jupiter’s northern hemisphere.
The Juno spacecraft captured this image during its 11th close flyby of the planet. It shows swirling cloud formations around Jupiter’s south pole.
The moon has now swept past Jupiter and is headed for Mars, then Saturn. Don’t miss them!
In the 1980s, Voyager 2 discovered a dark storm in Neptune’s dense atmosphere, and now the Hubble Space Telescope is tracking Neptune’s storms. More in this NASA video.
Did you know that NASA encourages people to download the RAW images from Juno’s ongoing flybys of Jupiter, and also to process them?
Jupiter’s moon Europa is an ocean world beneath an icy crust, and scientists want to land a spacecraft there. But a new study indicates a surface less dense than freshly fallen snow.
Juno spacecraft view of planet Jupiter’s southern polar region.
The auroras over Earth’s north and south poles typically mirror each other. But X-ray observations show that Jupiter’s auroras pulsate on different timescales.
The sun drives Earth’s auroras. But Jupiter’s brightest auroras may be accelerated by processes within the giant planet’s own magnetic field.
The newly discovered Great Cold Spot on Jupiter rivals the scale of the planet’s Great Red Spot. It’s thought to be driven by powerful energies from auroras at Jupiter’s poles.
Jupiter and the moon will appear as nighttime’s two brightest lights. They’ll be close as seen from around the world.
This gorgeous image isn’t a painting. It’s a new photo by the daredevil Juno spacecraft, as it skimmed close to Jupiter on its last close pass near the planet.
The Little Red Spot is Jupiter’s 3rd-largest anticyclonic storm. Earth-based observers have tracked it for the last 23 years. The Juno spacecraft captured this amazing image.
“We have data coming back that allow us to fully understand the steps that did occur, and why the soft landing did not occur.” Meanwhile, the orbiter is A-OK.
Plus more cool stuff from the Juno spacecraft’s August 27 closest-yet flyby of Jupiter.
Jupiter’s moon Io has active volcanos spewing gases into its thin atmosphere. As Io moves in and out of Jupiter’s shadow, its atmosphere collapses and then repairs itself.
Supernumerary rainbow over New Jersey
See Venus at its brightest