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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,...
Artist’s illustration of Jupiter and Europa (in the foreground) with the Galileo spacecraft after its pass through a plume erupting from Europa’s surface. A new computer simulation gives us an idea of how the magnetic field interacted with a plume. The magnetic field lines (depicted in blue) show how the plume interacts with the ambient flow of Jovian plasma. The red colors on the lines show more dense areas of plasma. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Michigan

Old data presents latest evidence of Europa plumes

Data gathered by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft in 1997, an old mission convey new experiences to the enticing inquiry of whether Jupiter's moon Europa has the ingredients for life....

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