(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) Brazilian scientists compare primitive Earth scenario with satellite Europa's conditions; the jupiterian moon could host microorganisms at the bottom of a huge warm ocean located underneath its frozen crust.
Jupiter is the largest planet in our Solar System and, because of that, it's been photographed many, many times. We've seen the planet's swirling cloud tops and its iconic Great Red Spot more times than we can count, but the planet's south pole doesn't get nearly the same amount of attention. Show More Summary
With the sky's present heavy emphasis on Pisces, there is a general heightening of intuition and sensitivity. Yet the Moon's passage from Taurus to Gemini today, opposing Jupiter en route, suggests a... This is content summary only. Please visit Planet Waves for full links, other content, and more!
Amateur astronomers have made some pretty amazing observations in the past, including asteroids striking Jupiter, a brand-new system of four Super-Earth exoplanets, and just recently, the rediscovery of a NASA satellite long thought lost. Show More Summary
As the potential floods, heat waves, and other damaging natural phenomena increase, it’s important for developers and city planners to understand the effects. Jupiter offers incredibly detailed maps of the effects of a post-climate change...Show More Summary
...or it may not. Scientists aren’t quite sure what will happen to the shrinking mega-storm.
The First Quarter Moon is Friday, February 23. At this time it is in the Hyades cluster, and occults some brightish stars. Mars, bright Jupiter and Saturn form a line together with the bright stars Antares and Spica in the morning skies. Show More Summary
See swirling cloud formations in the northern area of Jupiter's north temperate belt in this new view taken by NASA's Juno spacecraft.
With the exception of Saturn and its iconic rings, Jupiter is probably the most recognizable planet in our Solar System. Its long, thick stripes are unlike anything else in our little celestial neighborhood, but its the massive swirling storm called the Great Red Spot that really catches our eyes. Show More Summary
If you grew up on space books you will be well aware that Jupiter has a great red spot, it’s an enormous anticyclonic storm that has been raging on the planet for centuries with “wind” speeds of around 600 kilometres per hour. It was first recorded by polymath Robert Hooke (he of the (kyphotic) shoulders … Continue reading "Jupiter’s Great Red Spot – Going, going…"
You don't have to look far for fresh news about Mars, Saturn, or Jupiter these days, but Neptune doesn't always get the same kind of attention. The big frigid blue ball is the farthest planet from the Sun — since we don't count Pluto as a planet anymore — and it hasn't been studied with the same intensity of many of the others. Show More Summary
Neptune's tumultuous atmosphere gives rise to vortices similar to Jupiter's Great Red Spot, but storms on Neptune usually just last a few years. For the first time, astronomers are watching one of them evaporate before their telescopic eyes. The post A Massive Vortex on Neptune Is Evaporating Before Our Eyes appeared first on ExtremeTech.
The New Moon is Friday, February 16. Mars, bright Jupiter and Saturn form a line together with the bright stars Antares and Spica in the morning skies. Saturn is in binocular range of some interesting nebula. The asteroid Ceres is visible in binoculars.The New Moon is Friday, February 16. Show More Summary
While most NASA workers were sipping coffee on Wednesday morning, the space agency's Juno probe was screaming over the cloud tops of Jupiter at roughly 130,000 miles per hour. The $1 billion mission sends Juno swinging around the planet on an elliptical orbit about once every 53.5 days. Show More Summary
The cosmos seems to be conspiring to help you free up some energy as we near the eclipse and Aquarius New Moon on Thursday. Mercury in Aquarius square Jupiter in Scorpio offers the ability to look at... This is content summary only. Please visit Planet Waves for full links, other content, and more!
NASA has a whole lot of fancy image-gathering hardware on Earth and in space, and we've seen countless of stunning snapshots taken from here on Earth as well as nearby planets like Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. The pictures are often gorgeously...Show More Summary
An international group of astronomers has detected a new "hot Jupiter" exoplanet making a near-grazing transit of its host star. The newly found alien world, designated WASP-174b, is most likely similar in size and mass to Jupiter, however much hotter than our solar system's biggest planet. The discovery is reported February 2 in a paper published on arXiv.org.
With the Aquarius Sun warming up its square to Jupiter in Scorpio (exact tomorrow), you can use that fixed-sign stick-to-itiveness to persevere in moving toward a goal. Mercury in an interesting... This is content summary only. Please visit Planet Waves for full links, other content, and more!
At mission control, 6,000 workers cheered the launch Tuesday.
While Elon Musk says he likes to imagine the Tesla remaining in orbit for hundreds of millions of years, Jupiter's orbit is likely to fling it back to the solar system long before then