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Phobos slips past Jupiter
Earlier this month, ESA's Mars Express performed a special maneuver to observe an unusual alignment of Jupiter and the martian moon Phobos. (2011-06-17)
Chandra examines Jupiter during new horizons approach
On Feb. 28, 2007, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft made its closest approach to Jupiter on its ultimate journey to Pluto. (2007-03-01)
Swirling ammonia lies below Jupiter's thick clouds
Using radio waves, astronomers have been able to peer through Jupiter's thick clouds, gaining insights into the gas giant's atmosphere, a new study reports. (2016-06-02)
NASA's OSIRIS-REx takes its first image of Jupiter
This image was taken at 3:38 a.m. EST on Feb. (2017-02-14)
Jupiter's massive winds likely generated from deep inside its interior, scientists report
A new computer model indicates Jupiter's massive winds are generated from deep within the giant planet's interior, a UCLA scientist and international colleagues report. (2005-11-10)
Researchers Create Best Images Yet Of Jupiter's Auroras
Jupiter, like Earth, has auroras at its poles. Thanks to new instruments on the Hubble Space Telescope and a specially designed filter, University of Michigan astrophysicists have produced the best images yet of this planetary phenomenon--- pictures which should give researchers a much better understanding of Jupiter and its moons. (1998-01-08)
Jupiter: A cloudy mirror for the Sun?
Astronomers using the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton telescope have discovered that observing the giant planet Jupiter may actually give them an insight in to solar activity on the far side of the Sun! (2005-03-07)
Looking for Earths by looking for Jupiters
In the search for Earth-like planets, it is helpful to look for clues and patterns that can help scientist narrow down the types of systems where potentially habitable planets are likely to be discovered. (2012-05-07)
Rosetta teams up with New Horizons
ESA and NASA are mounting a joint campaign to observe Jupiter over the next few weeks with two different spacecraft. (2007-03-02)
Giant planet ejected from the solar system
Just as an expert chess player sacrifices a piece to protect the queen, the solar system may have given up a giant planet and spared the Earth, according to an article recently published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters. (2011-11-10)
Rosetta and New Horizons watch Jupiter in joint campaign
ESA's Rosetta and NASA's New Horizons are working together in their joint campaign to observe Jupiter. (2007-03-30)
First results from Juno show cyclones and massive magnetism
On Aug. 27, 2016, the Juno spacecraft made its first close pass around our solar system's largest planet, Jupiter, obtaining insights into its atmosphere and interior that challenge previous assumptions. (2017-05-25)
Jupiter's atmosphere still contains water supplied by the Shoemaker-Levy 9 impact
Astronomy & Astrophysics is publishing Herschel observations of water in Jupiter's stratosphere. (2013-04-23)
NASA's OSIRIS-REx takes closer image of Jupiter
During Earth-Trojan asteroid search operations, the PolyCam imager aboard NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft captured this image of Jupiter (center) and three of its moons, Callisto (left), Io, and Ganymede. (2017-02-15)
Sandia researcher: Amateur astronomers open potential lab in outer space for planetary scientists
Two amateur astronomers who independently observed and videotaped an asteroid striking the giant planet Jupiter on June 3 have opened the possibility, in effect, of a giant research lab in space for planetary scientists. (2010-09-10)
Scientists find rings of Jupiter are shaped in shadow
Scientists from the University of Maryland and the Max-Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Germany appear to have solved a long-standing mystery about the cause of anomalies in Jupiter's gossamer rings. (2008-04-30)
Exoplanet discovery from next-gen Gemini Planet Imager
The recently commissioned Gemini Planet Imager has made its first exoplanet discovery: what may be the lowest-mass exoplanet ever directly imaged with a space telescope instrument. (2015-08-13)
Ancient Babylonians used geometry to track Jupiter
Analysis of ancient Babylonian tablets reveals that, to calculate the position of Jupiter, the tablets' makers used geometry, a technique scientists previously believed humans had not developed until at least 1,400 years later, in 14th century Europe. (2016-01-28)
'This solar system isn't big enough for the both of us.' -- Jupiter
It's like something out of an interplanetary chess game. Astrophysicists at the University of Toronto have found that a close encounter with Jupiter about four billion years ago may have resulted in another planet's ejection from the Solar System altogether. (2015-10-29)
Hubble captures rare triple-moon conjunction
Firing off a string of action snapshots like a sports photographer at a NASCAR race, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured the rare occurrence of three of Jupiter's largest moons racing across the banded face of the gas-giant planet: Europa, Callisto, and Io. (2015-02-05)
KFU astronomers discovered an exoplanet together with Turkish and Japanese colleagues
In the last 20 years several thousand exoplanets have been found orbiting solar-type stars, but only about a hundred around giant stars. (2017-09-12)
Newfound Jupiter-like exoplanet might hold the key to the rise of solar systems
Astrophysicist Bruce Macintosh, of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology at Stanford University, led the team that discovered 51 Eridani b, the most Jupiter-like exoplanet ever seen. (2015-08-14)
Dust Dominating Jupiter's Ring May Last For Only Hours or Days
The tiny dust grains dominating Jupiter's peculiar ring may last for less than a day before drifting down toward the planet, according to a University of Colorado researcher (1996-05-30)
Helium rain on Jupiter
There's less neon in Jupiter's upper atmosphere than scientists expected. (2010-03-22)
Jupiter's complex transient auroras
Combined observations from three spacecraft show that Jupiter's brightest auroral features recorded to date are powered by both the volcanic moon Io and interaction with the solar wind. (2017-05-25)
New solar system formation models indicate that Jupiter's foray robbed Mars of mass
Planetary scientists have long wondered why Mars is only about half the size and one-tenth the mass of Earth. (2011-06-05)
Link discovered between Earth's ocean currents and Jupiter's bands
Scientists have discovered a similarity between certain ocean currents on Earth and the bands that characterize the surface of large planets like Jupiter. (2004-06-21)
Dynamical systems theory enhances knowledge of Jupiter's atmosphere
In a paper published this month in SIAM Review, authors Alireza Hadjighasem and George Haller use video footage to analyze Jupiter's transport barriers and examine prior conclusions about Jupiter's atmosphere. (2016-02-17)
Sharpening up Jupiter
A record two-hour observation of Jupiter using a superior technique to remove atmospheric blur has produced the sharpest whole-planet picture ever taken from the ground. (2008-10-02)
SwRI ultraviolet instrument selected for ESA's JUICE mission to Jupiter's icy moons
An ultraviolet spectrograph designed by Southwest Research Institute has been selected for flight on the European Space Agency's Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer. (2013-02-22)
Astrophysicists find triple star system with 'hot Jupiter'
Crisp, clear images of a 'hot Jupiter' system captured by a University of Notre Dame physicist were vital in determining that a newly found planet inhabits a three-star system, a phenomenon documented only a few times before. (2016-04-07)
Cologne scientist discovers water plumes on Jupiter's moon Europa
A Cologne scientist has, together with American colleagues, discovered huge active plumes containing water vapor being released from the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. (2013-12-13)
Hubble captures rare Jupiter collision
The checkout and calibration of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has been interrupted to aim the recently refurbished observatory at a new expanding spot on the giant planet Jupiter. (2009-07-24)
Hubble takes close-up portrait of Jupiter
During April 2017 Jupiter is in opposition: it is at its closest to Earth and the hemisphere facing Earth is fully illuminated by the Sun. (2017-04-06)
Berkeley lab physicist challenges speed of gravity claim
Albert Einstein may have been right that gravity travels at the same speed as light but, contrary to a claim made earlier this year, the theory has not yet been proven. (2003-06-18)
A newly discovered solar system contains scaled-down versions of Saturn and Jupiter
A team of international astronomers reports in the Feb. 15 issue of Science the discovery of a solar system nearly 5,000 light years away with scaled-down versions of Jupiter and Saturn. (2008-02-14)
MU physicist defends Einstein's theory and 'speed of gravity' measurement
Scientists have attempted to disprove Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity for the better part of a century. (2007-10-03)
NASA's Hubble takes close-up portrait of Jupiter
On April 3, 2017, as Jupiter made its nearest approach to Earth in a year, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope viewed the solar system's largest planet in all of its up-close glory. (2017-04-06)
ASU spectrometer to fly on new NASA mission to distant 'Trojan' asteroids
In 2021, NASA will launch a mission to a group of asteroids that accompany the giant planet Jupiter. (2017-01-05)
Los Alamos computers probe how giant planets formed
Nearly five billion years ago, the giant gaseous planets Jupiter and Saturn formed, apparently in radically different ways. (2004-07-13)
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