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December 12, 2017

 

From the source: "The image was taken on Oct. 24, 2017 at 11:11 a.m. PDT (2:11 p.m. EDT), as Juno performed its ninth close flyby of Jupiter. At the time the image was taken, the spacecraft was 20,577 miles (33,115 kilometers) from the tops of the clouds of the planet at a latitude of minus 52.96 degrees. The spatial scale in this image is 13.86 miles/pixel (22.3 kilometers/pixel)."

Galileo’s Job Application

Galileo knew the right ways to flatter the right people.

July 19, 2017

 

This image was created by taking a picture of a moving flashlight. It shows that light takes time to travel.

Light Takes Time

Learn how Roemer learned that light does take time to travel.

October 13, 2016

 

On Earth, when electric charges from the magnetic field interact with nitrogen, the sky can appear violet.

The Polar Lights We Can’t See

Every planet with a magnetic field can produce polar lights. So why can't we see Jupiter's?

March 29, 2016

 

lunar rings

Running Rings Around Us

Saturn's rings are made of the remnants of former moons that were destroyed in a collision.

November 16, 2015

 

Europa's water supply creates plumes of vapor around the planet.

Probing Through the Ice: From Antarctica To Europa

Europa, Jupiter's moon, has water that may support life. The only problem is it's buried under a thick layer of ice.

September 23, 2015

 

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An Ocean on Jupiter’s Moon Ganymede 

Measuring data from the Hubble telescope, NASA has discovered a salt-water ocean on Jupiter's largest moon beneath layers of ice.

February 11, 2015

 

In the HK Tauri star system, each star has a proto planetary disc, and is out of alignment with each other by at least 60 degrees.

Planets of Double Stars

Extrasolar planets form along misaligned orbits.

June 25, 2014

 

Europa is covered with ice that's cracked by tidal forces.

The Ocean Of Europa

Could the frigid waters of Jupiter's moon Europa host alien life?

March 1, 2012

 

There's a lot more to this picture than what you can see.

Space, Hardly Empty

If recent research is correct, the blackness between stars harbors more excitement than you could possibly comprehend.

October 5, 2011

 

Oxygen-Rich, Cold, And May Have Life!

A Moment of Science looks at the many different moons in our solar system.

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