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Tara Regio is the yellowish area to left of center, in this NASA Galileo image of Europa’s surface. This region of geologic chaos is the area researchers identified an abundance of sodium chloride. Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Table salt compound spotted on Jupiter’s moon Europa

Slightly smaller than Earth's Moon, Jupiter's moon Europa is primarily made of silicate rock and has a water-ice crust and probably an iron-nickel core....
Jupiter will make its closest approach to Earth next week

Jupiter will make its closest approach to Earth next week

Jupiter, the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest in the Solar System- is at its biggest and brightest this month. Next week,...

Jupiter’s great red spot could completely disappear throughout the next 20 years

Jupiter's great red spot is the most noticeable feature on Jupiter's surface. A gigantic storm twice as big as Earth, the spot was first...
A south tropical disturbance has just passed Jupiter's iconic Great Red Spot and is captured stealing threads of orange haze from the Great Red Spot in this series of color-enhanced images from NASA's Juno spacecraft. From left to right, this sequence of images was taken between 2:57 a.m. and 3:36 a.m. PDT (5:57 a.m. and 6:36 a.m. EDT) on April 1, 2018, as the spacecraft performed its 12th close flyby of Jupiter. Citizen scientists Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran created this image using data from the spacecraft's JunoCam imager. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt/Seán Doran

NASA’s Juno mission halfway to Jupiter science

Launched on Aug. 5, 2011, from Cape Canaveral, Florida, the spacecraft entered orbit around Jupiter on July 4, 2016. It then started collecting data...
Ice spikes – aka penitentes – on the Upper Rio Blanco in the Central Andes of Argentina. Similar ice spikes could exist on the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa, at its equatorial latitudes.

Jupiter’s moon Europa may have large pointed spikes of ice on its surface

A team of researchers from Cardiff University has predicted Penitentes, large pointed spikes of ice, which is known on Earth and Pluto might be...
Image: Moore et al./Nature

Scientists mapped Jupiter’s crazy magnetic field

Scientists for the first time have detected Jupiter's crazy magnetic field using NASA's Juno spacecraft showing it is confined almost entirely to the northern hemisphere. Jupiter...
Jupiter's Surprising Southern Aurorae

Jupiter’s Surprising Southern Aurorae

All planets that have magnetic fields, in our solar system, have Aurorae. The Aurorae even detected around brown dwarf stars. Just Jupiter's north shaft aurora, be that...
Jupiter's Auroras Present a Powerful Mystery

Jupiter’s Auroras Present a Powerful Mystery

Nasa scientists at the Juno Mission have recently discovered massive amounts of energy swirling over Jupiter's polar regions. The energy is expected to contribute the giant planet,...
Astronomers Discovered Two 'Warm Jupiter' Exoplanets Orbiting Distant Stars

Astronomers Discovered Two ‘Warm Jupiter’ Exoplanets Orbiting Distant Stars

A team of astronomers led by Avi Shporer of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) recently detected two 'Warm Jupiter' exoplanets located more than 1,300...

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