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Here's What NASA's Probe Saw When It Flew Past Jupiter's Moon Ganymede

NASA’s Jupiter-orbiting Juno spacecraft was able to capture new images of the moon Ganymede during a close flyby on Monday. The natural satellite, the biggest moon in the solar system, has an icy surface that covers an interior of rock and iron.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Nasa, Jupiter, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Juno, Ganymede, Southwest Research Institute, Scott Bolton, Io, Junocam, Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, Planets Of The Solar System, Technology Internet, Draftplanetary Glaciology


NASA Spacecraft Has a Close Encounter with Jupiter's Moon Ganymede

NASA’s Juno spacecraft, in orbit around Jupiter since 2016, made a close flyby of the planet’s moon Ganymede at 1:35 p.m. ET on Monday. Its goal: to take stock of the icy orb’s composition and magnetic field, among other measurements.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Nasa, Jupiter, Europa, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Simone Biles, Juno, Ganymede, Southwest Research Institute, Scott Bolton, Europa Clipper, Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, Planets Of The Solar System, Cosmic Vision


‘Clyde’s Spot’ on Jupiter Is Starting to Look Pretty Weird

Last May, a spot suddenly appeared in Jupiter’s southern hemisphere. But as new images from the Juno spacecraft show, the once circular feature has morphed into an enigmatic splotch. Read more...
Tags: Science, Jupiter, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Juno, Great Red Spot, Io, Junocam, Kevin M Gill, Planets Of The Solar System, Clyde Foster


Jupiter Looks Serene in Ultraviolet and Absolutely Terrifying in Infrared

Though named for the Roman riff on Zeus, the planet Jupiter looks every bit a happy home for Hades in an infrared image (below) captured by the Gemini North telescope of Mauna Kea’s Gemini Observatory. Meanwhile, the Hubble Space Telescope produced a lovely ultraviolet view of the planet. These contrasting images are…Read more...
Tags: Science, Storms, Ultraviolet, Infrared, Jupiter, Hubble Space Telescope, Mauna Kea, Great Red Spot, Vortices, Planets Of The Solar System, Electromagnetic Radiation, Technology Internet, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Electrodynamics, Anticyclones


A Methane Sea on Saturn’s Moon Titan Could Be Over 1,000 Feet Deep

Data gathered by NASA’s Cassini probe has allowed scientists to estimate the depth of Kraken Mare—the biggest methane sea on Saturn’s moon Titan.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Ocean, Saturn, Spaceflight, Titan, Lake, Spacecraft, Cassini, Christiaan Huygens, Ligeia Mare, Kraken Mare, Bodies of Water, Cassinihuygens, Planets Of The Solar System, Methane Sea