There’s no denying the fundamentally alien climates on the hot Jupiters. It’s not clear, however, how hot Jupiters form, and it’s not clear why so many of them are badly distended. Moreover, it’s only vaguely clear what the weather patterns on one would look like up close. (One thing that is clear is that the […]
#246 - Week of June 21, 2017 Stratolaunch! Gigantic Aircraft Emerges from the Hangar - [space, pics] Map of the Internet in 1973 - [fascinating, retro pic] Jupiter Flyby: 2017 Space Odyssey - [awesome space video] Pacific Storm fromShow More Summary
The New Moon is Saturday, June 24. Mars and Mercury are lost in the twilight. Jupiter and the bright star Spica are nearby in the evening sky. Saturn is at opposition on the 15th, when it as biggest and brightest as seen from Earth. It is visible all night in the heart of the Milky Way. Show More Summary
Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and Tesla, has released new details of his vision to colonise parts of the solar system, including Mars, Jupiter's moon Europa and Saturn's moon Enceladus. His gung ho plans – designed to make humans a multi-planetary species in case civilisation collapses – include launching flights to Mars as early as 2023.
"Are we really alone in the universe?" The answer may be closer than we think. Scientific evidence points to certain moons of Jupiter and Saturn that share chemical and physical characteristic that look promising for life. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »
Last month, Tiger Woods was arrested on DUI charges after police in Jupiter, Florida spotted the golf legend driving erratically. As it turned out, Woods was not drunk but under the influence of a potent cocktail of prescription pills. The...Show More Summary
We just hope he gets the help he needs! As we reported, in May, Tiger Woods was arrested on DUI charges in Jupiter, Florida after he was seen by law enforcement "driving erratically, all over the road." Related: Tiger Woods DUI Arrest Video Released The next day, the legendary golfer released a statement claiming he had "an unexpected [...]
Tiger Woods announced Monday that he is getting “professional help” after he was pulled over by police near his home in Jupiter, Florida, last month. “I’m currently receiving professional help to manage my medications and the ways that I deal with back pain and sleep disorder,” he wrote in a statement posted to his Twitter account. Show More Summary
NASA's Juno spacecraft was racing away from Jupiter following its seventh close pass of the planet when JunoCam snapped this image on May 19, 2017, from about 29,100 miles (46,900 kilometers) above the cloud tops.
Jupiter photo: In the June 16 California section, the caption for a photo that accompanied an article about new findings regarding the age of the planet Jupiter said the photo was taken by the Hubble telescope. The photo was taken by the Juno spacecraft. If you believe that we have made an error,...
A solid core would have then started adding gas to create the present planet.
We hear a lot about Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, and that's because we have extremely fancy hardware floating around and, in some cases, cruising on the surface of those planets. The planets that lie further away from the Sun don't get...Show More Summary
An enhanced image from NASA's Juno spacecraft takes us up close and personal with the gas giant's bonkers collection of clouds.
Jupiter has the most known moons of any planet in our solar system, and astronomers just found more. Read more...
Tiger Woods is shown handcuffed in police dash cam video released Wednesday. (Jupiter PD) Tiger Woods will be arraigned on charges of suspicion of driving under the influence and illegal parking on Aug. 9, more than a month after the original hearing date of July 5. Show More Summary
New observations reveal a rare binary planet system made of two gas giants four times as massive as Jupiter that likely formed in the breakup of a protostar 10 million years ago
Jupiter has just delivered the news we desperately need right now. In addition to being the biggest, oldest planet in the solar system, it turns out Jupe has been hiding two moons from us all these years. Recently, a group of astronomers spotted the pair of wayward satellites, bringing the number of Jupiter's known moons to 69. Nice. More »
Jupiter is one of the most interesting places in the Solar System for a number of reasons. It's massive ball of gas, covered in rolling storms, and it also happens to be the biggest planet in our neck of the woods. Now, an international...Show More Summary
An analysis of meteorites shows that Jupiter divided the rocks of the asteroid belt into two families within the first million years of the solar system
The Last Quarter Moon is Saturday, June 17. Earth is at solstice on the 21st. Mars and Mercury are lost in the twilight. Jupiter and the bright star Spica are nearby in the evening sky. Saturn is at opposition on the 15th, when it as biggest and brightest as seen from Earth. Show More Summary