Hubble's first new photos show two colliding galaxies and one long galactic spiral. The telescope is also observing star clusters and Jupiter auroras.
Juno flew within 645 miles of Ganymede, Jupiter's largest moon, last week - the closest any spacecraft has gotten in more than two decades.
Juno recently zipped past Ganymede and snapped a stunning portrait of the moon. NASA expects more colorful images soon.
Russia is building a nuclear-powered 'space tug' that can transport heavy cargo in deep space. The planned mission will last 50 months.
Two telescopes worked together to capture jaw-dropping images of Jupiter through different types of light.
Trying to land on it would be like trying to land on a cloud here on Earth. There's no outer crust to break your fall on Jupiter.
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Mercury, Jupiter, and Saturn are aligned in the night sky, appearing closer together than they have been since 2000. When three planets move into such a conjunction, it’s known as a planetary trio. Here’s how to see the conjunction on Monday night. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Mercury, […]
Monday brings the longest night of the year, along with the opportunity to watch a rare celestial occurrence. Jupiter and Saturn will appear so near each another in the sky that they seem to touch. Their conjunction hasn’t come this close since 1226. At the same time, the Ursids meteor […]
Jupiter and Saturn will align in the night sky on Monday. It will be the closest they have appeared in 800 years. The two planets move into alignment, or conjunction, every 20 years. But this year they will be so close that they will look like a “double planet.” The […]
Jupiter’s oceanic moon, Europa, might glow white with green-and-blue tints in the dark, a NASA scientist discovered. Jupiter bombards Europa’s icy surface with high-energy electrons that makes some types of ice glow. Mapping Europa’s “mosaic” of nighttime glow could narrow down the chemical ingredients of the ice. NASA plans to […]
NASA’s Juno spacecraft discovered that Jupiter’s atmosphere produces lightning-like electrical outbursts called transient luminous events. On Earth, these colourful lights occur during thunderstorms, when lightning strikes produce red tendrils called “sprites” or glowing disks called “elves” high above the clouds. Scientists predicted that Jupiter would have sprites and elves too, […]
Scientists, amateur aurora-hunters, and a NASA intern have discovered fascinating new types of aurora in recent years. One new type of aurora revealed curls in Earth’s upper atmosphere, and another pointed to a strange magnetic crunch in space. New observations of Jupiter’s aurorae have also raised questions about the nature […]
New images of Jupiter reveal that its Great Red Spot has holes. The infrared portrait of the planet also shows that lightning bolts form alongside 40-mile-high towers of turbulent clouds. Astronomers used NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, the Juno spacecraft that orbits Jupiter, and the Gemini Observatory on Earth to gather […]
A new Silicon Valley startup takes grocery delivery services like Instacart or Amazon Fresh to another level. The service, called Jupiter, organizes groceries in customers’ kitchens, and keeps track of what needs replacing. After a VC tweeted about the service, people on Twitter quickly found problems with the service, which […]
NASA scientists have detected water vapour above the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa for the first time. It’s yet another clue that Europa could host alien life in the ocean below its icy crust. Overall, the moon may hold twice as much water as Earth. An upcoming NASA spacecraft will […]
Two animations by an amateur astronomer show the stunning view from Earth if the other planets in our solar system replaced the moon. But the videos – one set at night and one during the day – don’t convey the havoc such a situation would wreak on Earth. If Jupiter […]