Eddie Redmayne began 2015 as an unhinged space prince (or something?) in Jupiter Ascending, but as the year starts winding back down he’s heading back to the prestige-picture track. Focus Features has released the first trailer for Tom...Show More Summary
A historical researcher has observed that the planets Saturn, Uranus, Jupiter, Earth and Venus aligned in an orrery model to form what can be seen as a man on a crucifix on the day associated by some with Jesus Christ's crucifixion, namely April 3, 33 A.D.
NASA recently released this composite image of 9 round objects. 8 of them are the bottoms of frying pans. 1 of them is Europa, a moon of Jupiter. It was taken by NASA's New Horizons space probe in 2007. Can you guess which is Europa? Attempt no landing there, but make a guess. Then check it against the answer in the Daily Telegraph. Did you guess correctly? -via David Thompson
Tiger Woods has made the leap from golf and the PGA Tour to a fine dining sports bar in Jupiter Florida, where he lives. He wanted to create a space where he could drop in, have a great meal, and watch whatever sport was on that night, anywhere in the world. Show More Summary
Josh Sens at golf.com does a nice job balancing restaurant review
This image was tweeted out by the NASA Europa Mission account the other day: One of these images is of Europa, Jupiter's icy moon, and the other eight are frying pans. Can you pick Europa out? Hint: frying pans tend not to have impact craters. Tags: astronomy Europa Jupiter NASA space
As I escaped work with an August two week summer vacation (yes, time away was amazing!), Jupiter finished up his one year transit through majestic Leo on Tuesday August 11. In this shift, lucky Jupiter entered analytical Virgo – where...Show More Summary
I suspect that when most people think about asteroids approaching Earth, they picture them coming deep space, out past Mars and Jupiter. But there’s a substantial population of asteroids where the rocks spend most of their time inside Earth’s orbit, closer to the Sun. Show More Summary
The Full Moon is Sunday August 30. Jupiter is lost in the twilight. Mercury rises higher in the evening twilight. Saturn is near the head of the Scorpion. Mars is visible low in the morning twilight. Venus climbs higher in the morning twilight. Show More Summary
How did the four planets known as gas and ice giants form in the early solar system? The latest theory on Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune just received a big boost from a new computer modeling study. The study examines the idea that the four planets may have started out as clusters of tiny rocks, a centimeter to a meter in diameter. Show More Summary
People often ask me to produce one of my scale-comparison montages featuring the small moons of the outer solar system. I'd love to do that, but Galileo's best images of Jupiter's ringmoons lack detail compared to Cassini's images from Saturn.
Europa takes a simple question and makes it a challenge: Which of these are frying pans, and which is Jupiter’s moon? Eight of these are of cookware, and one is of a planetary object. How can this be so tricky?! Read more...
The massive gas giants in our solar system -- Saturn and Jupiter -- were likely the first planets to form. But scientists aren't quite sure how that process got started. In a study published Wednesday in Nature, researchers present one possible explanation: Tiny pebbles quickly accumulated to form their cores.Read full article >>
Ironically, the largest planets in the solar system likely formed first. Jupiter and Saturn, which are mostly hydrogen and helium, presumably accumulated their gasses before the solar nebula dispersed. Observations of young star systems show that the gas disks that...
Scientists have figured out that gas giants like Jupiter and Saturn started out as nothing more than tiny space rocks of about a foot round.
Researchers solve the mystery of how Saturn and Jupiter formed, which changes how we think of planetary formation as a whole.
Researchers have unraveled the mystery of how Jupiter and Saturn likely formed. This discovery changes our view of how all planets might have formed.
You can now download Kim Stanley Robinson's Galileo's Dream for only 1.99$ here.Here's the blurb:At the heart of a provocative narrative that stretches from Renaissance Italy to the moons of Jupiter is the father of modern science: Galileo Galilei. Show More Summary
Temperatures seen naturally on Earth, but at pressures you'd expect in Jupiter.
monsieurleprince: Luca Giordano (1634 - 1705) - Jupiter and Antiope