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Hubble telescope to scout the Voyagers' paths through interstellar space

Hubble telescope to scout the Voyagers' paths through interstellar space Our Voyager spacecraft are boldly going where no man has gone before.Both Voyager spacecraft were launched in 1977, on missions to visit Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.

Please leave me alone while I stare at this photo of Jupiter

Please leave me alone while I stare at this photo of Jupiter Come look at this photo of Jupiter with me, won't you?The image, taken by NASA's somewhat troubled, but still functioning Juno spacecraft orbiting the giant plant, shows off Jupiter's clouds swirling and storms brewing.

This week in space: VR, Juno, and Wavey McWaveface

This week in space: VR, Juno, and Wavey McWaveface The first gravitational wave ever sensed by mankind has a Twitter account, and you people voted to name it Wavey McWaveface.Taken with its JunoCam instrument in the visible spectrum, the image shows the terrible storms and vortices around the turbulent pole.

This week in space: Pluto, Europa, and 96 Planet nanosats

This week in space: Pluto, Europa, and 96 Planet nanosats ” Counting the 96 new ones, that brings Planet’s constellation to 149, which is also a world record.The latest news on Proxima b is that scientists have revised the odds on its habitability, probably downward.

NASA's Juno will stay in its 53-day orbit around Jupiter after engine troubles

NASA's Juno will stay in its 53-day orbit around Jupiter after engine troubles In light of engine troubles, NASA scientists have determined Juno should remain in its current 53-day orbit around Jupiter.Radiation hardening was one of the main mission considerations when building Juno, as Jupiter’s ludicrous magnetic field is enough to fry even the boldest of spacecraft.

This week in space: rockets, telescopes, and exoplanets

This week in space: rockets, telescopes, and exoplanets At the ESO facility in the Atacama, one of their telescopes is named TRAPPIST, in homage to the monks.That telescope was used to discover seven earthlike exoplanets around TRAPPIST-1, a nearby ultracool dwarf star.

Jupiter has a 'Great Cold Spot' to go with its red spot

Jupiter has a 'Great Cold Spot' to go with its red spot Astronomers say the Great Red Spot of Jupiter might have a subtle counterpart currently being called the Great Cold Spot.Seeing the Great Red Spot was a simple matter of building a sufficiently powerful telescope.

Scientists Detect Giant Waves of Lava on Jupiter's Moon Io

Scientists Detect Giant Waves of Lava on Jupiter's Moon Io Jupiter’s moon Io would be a terrible place to visit, with active volcanoes and planes of sulfur-dioxide frost.As Europa slid across Io (right), astronomers took readings with the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (LBTO) in Arizona.

This Week in Space: the ISS, a Heavy Rocket, and a Dance of Alien Planets

This Week in Space: the ISS, a Heavy Rocket, and a Dance of Alien Planets com, Aldrin remarked that “We must retire the ISS as soon as possible…We simply cannot afford $3.Now SpaceX has successfully tested the rocket module at the core of the upcoming Falcon Heavy as well.

NASA Releases Stunning First Science Results from Jupiter Probe Juno

NASA Releases Stunning First Science Results from Jupiter Probe Juno Then there’s Jupiter’s incredibly strong magnetic field.766 Gauss, a whopping ten times more powerful than Earth’s magnetic field and twice what was as expected.

Possible Mars-sized Planet Detected in the Outer Solar System

Possible Mars-sized Planet Detected in the Outer Solar System A new paper published in the Astronomical Journal suggests that the unusual tilt of some Kuiper Belt objects could be explained by a Mars-sized planet lurking in the outer solar system.None of these are considered to be Kuiper Belt objects, all of which sit considerably closer to the sun.

In a First, Juno Probe Will Fly Over the Great Red Spot of Jupiter

In a First, Juno Probe Will Fly Over the Great Red Spot of Jupiter All these years later, we’re about to get our first up-close look at the Great Red Spot thanks to the Juno probe.It’s a good thing, too—the Great Red Spot is shrinking fast, and we don’t know why.

Jupiter's Great Red Spot looks menacing in NASA's closest-ever photos of the raging storm

Jupiter's Great Red Spot looks menacing in NASA's closest-ever photos of the raging storm An intrepid NASA probe orbiting Jupiter has beamed home humanity's closest-ever views of one of the most recognizable features in the solar system: the Great Red Spot.The 10,000 mile-wide storm that has been raging for hundreds of years got its closeup when the Juno spacecraft flew just 5,600 miles above it on July 10.

This under-appreciated storm on Jupiter is better than any storm on Earth

This under-appreciated storm on Jupiter is better than any storm on Earth Please just take a minute and stare at this storm on Jupiter.The storm, which is an "anti-cyclone," is about 3,700 miles across.

Stunning new view of Jupiter flips Great Red Spot on its side

Stunning new view of Jupiter flips Great Red Spot on its side A new view of Jupiter takes the usual shot of the planet's Great Red Spot and flips it on its side.The north end of the planet is shown on the left side of the new photo (above) and that's where the Great Red Spot rages.