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News Archive / Tagged: Jupiter

  • Hubble, Galileo data provide more evidence of plumes over Europa

    Bart LeahyMay 15th, 2018

    After reviewing data from a previous mission to the Jovian system, scientists found evidence of a plume erupting from Jupiter's moon Europa, which NASA said indicates that the moon's subsurface ocean may indeed be venting water vapor through cracks in its icy surface.

  • New Galileo data provides insight into Ganymede’s magnetic environment

    Laurel KornfeldMay 5th, 2018

    New data from NASA’s Galileo spacecraft, which orbited Jupiter between 1995 and 2003, indicates the gas giant’s moon Ganymede is located in a tumultuous magnetic environment that may be the cause of its bright auroras.

  • Latest Juno image shows Jupiter’s cloud tops in intricate detail

    Laurel KornfeldApril 10th, 2018

    Among the most recent JunoCam images released by NASA is an intricate, color-enhanced photo of Jupiter's cloud tops taken April 1, 2018, that has the appearance of a watercolor painting.

  • The faces behind JunoCam: Sean Doran

    Ocean McIntyreMarch 30th, 2018

    JunoCam is the visible light camera on the Juno spacecraft orbiting Jupiter. Many of the raw images returned are processed by citizens with a passion for space exploration. SpaceFlight Insider reached out to five of these individuals. The fifth in this series is Sean Doran.

  • The faces behind JunoCam: Jason Major

    Ocean McIntyreMarch 29th, 2018

    JunoCam is the visible light camera on the Juno spacecraft orbiting Jupiter. Many of the raw images returned are processed by citizens with a passion for space exploration. SpaceFlight Insider reached out to five of these individuals. The fourth in this series is Jason Major.

  • The faces behind JunoCam: Sophia Nasr

    Ocean McIntyreMarch 28th, 2018

    JunoCam is the visible light camera on the Juno spacecraft orbiting Jupiter. Many of the raw images returned are processed by citizens with a passion for space exploration. SpaceFlight Insider reached out to five of these individuals. The third in this series is Sophia Nasr.

  • The faces behind JunoCam: Kevin Gill

    Ocean McIntyreMarch 27th, 2018

    JunoCam is the visible light camera on the Juno spacecraft orbiting Jupiter. Many of the raw images returned are processed by citizens with a passion for space exploration. SpaceFlight Insider reached out to five of these individuals. The second in this series is Kevin Gill.

  • The faces behind JunoCam: Justin Cowart

    Ocean McIntyreMarch 26th, 2018

    JunoCam is the visible light camera on the Juno spacecraft orbiting Jupiter. Many of the raw images returned are processed by citizens with a passion for space exploration. SpaceFlight Insider reached out to five of these individuals. The first in this series is Justin Cowart.

  • Juno data reveals astonishing depth of Jupiter’s jet streams

    Laurel KornfeldMarch 8th, 2018

    Jupiter's colorful belts and bands are connected to cylindrical jet streams that extend as far as 1,900 miles (3,000 km) through the giant planet's atmosphere, according to data returned by NASA's Juno orbiter.

  • Juno spacecraft captures stunning images of Jupiter’s cloud tops, storms

    Laurel KornfeldJanuary 23rd, 2018

    During its recent close flybys of Jupiter, NASA's Juno spacecraft captured incredible images of the giant planet's cloud tops, storms, and atmosphere that some have compared to Vincent Van Gogh's famous "Starry Night" painting.

  • Enigma of Jupiter’s powerful auroras

    Ocean McIntyreSeptember 10th, 2017

    The processes that drive Earth's auroras are generally understood; however, this cannot be said of the powerful Jovian auroras observed by NASA's Juno spacecraft currently orbiting the gas giant planet.

  • Early science results from Juno spacecraft show ‘whole new Jupiter’

    Ocean McIntyreMay 26th, 2017

    During a May 25, 2017, press conference, NASA scientists released the first early results of science data gathered by the Juno spacecraft around Jupiter. Much of what has been found has scientists questioning everything they had previously believed was understood about the king of planets.

  • Juno spacecraft makes fifth science pass of Jupiter

    Jim SharkeyMay 24th, 2017

    NASA's Juno mission made a close flyby of the planet Jupiter on May 19, successfully completing the spacecraft's fifth science orbit of the gas giant. JunoCam and all of the spacecraft's science instruments were operating during the flyby. Juno's next close flyby, which will take it over Jupiter's Great Red Spot, will take place on July 11, 2017.

  • ESA’s JUICE spacecraft could detect water plumes erupting on Europa

    Tomasz NowakowskiApril 29th, 2017

    ESA’s JUpiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE) mission to the Jovian system could easily confirm the presence of water on Europa, a new study finds. According to the research, it is feasible to detect water molecules (H2O) and water ions (H2O+) from the moon’s plumes during a flyby mission.

  • NASA approves instruments for ESA’s ‘JUICE’ mission

    Jim SharkeyApril 21st, 2017

    NASA's contributions to an upcoming European Space Agency mission have been moved from preliminary design to implementation phase. The "JUICE" mission is scheduled to launch in 2022 and arrive at Jupiter in Oct. 2029. JUICE will spend nearly four years investigating Jupiter's environment and its icy Galilean moons.