Twelve new moons orbiting Jupiter have been found—11 “normal” outer moons, and one that they’re calling an “oddball.” This brings Jupiter’s total number of known moons to a whopping 79—the most of any planet in our Solar System. A team led by Carnegie’s Scott S. Sheppard first spotted the moons Continue Reading
How Juno’s Breathtaking Jupiter Images Are Made Jupiter’s sandy swirls and blue-hued poles are visible even from Earth. But the Juno spacecraft’s crisp and colourful images begin as warped and dull raw files. The fantastic finished visuals are the result of enthusiastic amateur astronomers, software developers, and artists communicating over Continue Reading
Latest from Juno Cam taken on the 1st April 2018. Original NASA image on the right.
Jupiter’s interior has been revealed in unprecedented detail in observations by Nasa’s Juno spacecraft that show it to be as strange and turbulent as the planet’s surface. Despite extensive studies of Jupiter’s surface, including its distinctive dark and light bands and “great red spot”, little had previously been known about Continue Reading
Or maybe not…either way – Jupiter imaging season is upon us. Jupiter’s Great Red Spot May Soon Disappear… Scientists aren’t quite sure what will happen to the shrinking mega-storm. Aside from its size, the planet Jupiter is perhaps best known for the roiling vermilion tempest that swirls south of its equator. The Continue Reading
Amazing APOD! APOD: 2018 February 21 – Jupiter in Infrared from Hubble A different astronomy and space science related image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation. Source: apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap180221.html
Jupiter 2014 Opposition – Biggest, Brightest, Closest For The Year Tonight! Today the biggest planet of them all is at opposition to the sun and closest and brightest for the year. You’ve no doubt noticed Jupiter rising in the northeastern sky during late evening twi… Source: astrobob.areavoices.com/2014/01/05/jupiter-2014-opposition-biggest-brightest-closest-for-the-year-tonight/