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New paper claims Jupiter may have ‘eaten’ other planets

June 24th, 2022

Jupiter has been quite a mystery for astronomers over the years. Despite being the largest planet within our solar system, we know very little about the inner workings of this gas giant. Now, though, NASA’s June space probe may have shed some new light on how the planet formed. Researchers now believe that Jupiter may …

Audio of Jupiter’s icy moon Ganymede is absolutely chilling

December 20th, 2021

Have you ever wondered what a moon sounds like? Apparently, NASA has. Over the weekend, NASA shared a 50-second audio recording taken of Ganymede, Jupiter’s largest moon (and the largest in our Solar System). Earlier this year, NASA’s June spacecraft did a flyby of the massive moon and captured audio of the moon.

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This new Jupiter photo is just plain gorgeous

February 11th, 2021

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has been orbiting the gas giant Jupiter since 2016, and it’s taken some really fantastic shots of the massive planet along the way.  A new image of Jupiter showcased by NASA shows the planet from an angle we don’t normally see.  Visible in the image are both the Great Red Spot — …

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Life on Venus? Jupiter may have made Venus inhabitable

September 30th, 2020

New research suggests that Venus was once potentially habitable, but that likely changed when Jupiter swooped in and messed things up.  Venus once had a much more elliptical orbit, allowing its surface to cool off for extended periods of time.  When Jupiter pushed up closer to the Sun, it may have changed the orbit of …

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This Hubble photo might be its best ever

September 18th, 2020

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured an absolutely stunning image of Jupiter. The image shows a multitude of storms and even the icy moon Europa hanging out in the background. Jupiter’s storms are going through significant changes, and scientists can’t explain why. The Hubble Space Telescope may be getting old, but it still manages to …

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Jupiter’s moons are warmer than they should be, but why?

September 11th, 2020

New research shows that Jupiter’s moons may be keeping each other warm thanks to the effects of gravity. The tidal forces each moon applies to the others are keeping them warmer than they would otherwise be. Jupiter’s moon Europa has a subsurface ocean that may hold life. Jupiter is well known for being the might, …

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A baby Jupiter was just spotted orbiting a nearby star

June 23rd, 2020

Astronomers have spotted a huge gas planet orbiting close to a very young star. The so-called ‘hot Jupiter’ is particularly young, making it great for scientists to study. Some theorize that gas giant planets are born close to their star before migrating elsewhere in their systems. Our solar system is packed with a variety of …