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News Archive / Tagged: Jupiter

  • ULA tapped to begin NASA mission to Jupiter’s trojan asteroids

    Joe LatrellFebruary 2nd, 2019

    NASA's Launch Services Program announced Feb. 1 that the agency's Lucy asteroid mission would be sent to space using an Atlas V rocket.

  • Juno snaps photo of two giant storms

    Jim SharkeyJanuary 24th, 2019

    NASA's Juno spacecraft captured an image of two massive storms in Jupiter's turbulent southern hemisphere during its most recent close pass.

  • Mission to Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids given the go ahead

    Jason RhianOctober 31st, 2018

    NASA's missions to the largest planet in our solar system, Jupiter, have focused on the giant gas planet itself. This could soon change as the space agency has just given the go ahead for the development of a spacecraft designed to study tiny bodies that travel alongside the "king of the planets."

  • Juno spacecraft snaps stunning image of Jovian swirls

    Jim SharkeyOctober 10th, 2018

    Juno has discovered stunning patterns in Jupiter's cloud tops - as well as some unusual and hard to find features.

  • Map depicting radiation on Europa could help direct upcoming missions

    Laurel KornfeldJuly 27th, 2018

    Jupiter's moon Europa, which likely hosts a global subsurface ocean, is one of the most promising locations for finding microbial life beyond Earth in our solar system. However, its parent planet, Jupiter, bombards the moon with radiation that could seriously diminish its habitability.

  • Juno may have found new volcano on Jupiter’s moon Io

    Laurel KornfeldJuly 17th, 2018

    A new heat source detected near the south pole of Jupiter's moon Io may be the site of a previously undiscovered volcano, according to researchers working with data returned by NASA's Juno spacecraft.

  • James Webb Space Telescope to study Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

    Laurel KornfeldJune 26th, 2018

    When NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) launches in May 2020, one of its first targets is expected to be Jupiter's Great Red Spot, a large storm believed to have been active on the giant planet for more than 350 years.

  • Juno solves lightning mystery, gets mission extension

    Joe LatrellJune 15th, 2018

    NASA's Juno probe, which has been in orbit around Jupiter since July, 2016 has provided scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) opportunities for research. One such research paper, recently published in Nature, helps explain the nature of Jupiter’s polar lightning.

  • 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.