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The Great Conjunction Of Jupiter-Saturn On Dec 21, Closest Since Galileo's Time
The Great Conjunction Of Jupiter-Saturn On Dec 21, Closest Since Galileo's Time

Bengaluru: For the first time in over 400 years, sky gazers will be able to witness the great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn. Both the planets will merge in the night sky on Monday, December 21, appearing closer to one another than they have since the 17th century. The reunion of Jupiter and Saturn is […]

NASA's Juno mission to cross halfway to Jupiter next week

Washington: NASA’s Juno mission will next week mark the halfway point in data collection by completing the 16th science pass of Jupiter. Launched on August 5, 2011, from Cape Canaveral, the spacecraft entered orbit around Jupiter on July 4, 2016. “On December 21, at 11:49:48 a.m. EST the Juno spacecraft will be 5,053 kilometres above […]

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NASA extends Juno's Jupiter mission until July 2021

Washington: With NASA’s Juno spacecraft needing more time to gather the mission’s required data, the US space agency has decided to extend its science operations until July 2021, making way for the probe to spend three more years in orbit around Jupiter. Juno is in 53-day orbits rather than 14-day orbits as initially planned because […]

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NASA extends Jupiter mission until 2021

Washington: With NASA’s Juno spacecraft needing more time to gather the mission’s required data, the US space agency has decided to extend its science operations until July 2021, making way for the probe to spend three more years in orbit around Jupiter. Juno is in 53-day orbits rather than 14-day orbits as initially planned because […]

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NASA probe to pass over Jupiter's 'Great Red Spot' on July 10

Washington: NASA has said its Juno spacecraft will pass directly over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, the gas giant’s iconic, 16,000-km wide storm, on July 10. This will be humanity’s first up-close and personal view of the gigantic feature — a storm monitored since 1830 and possibly existing for more than 350 years. “Jupiter’s mysterious Great […]

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Gemini telescope aids Juno's mission through Jupiter

San Francisco: Researchers are using very detailed Gemini Observatory images to help guide the Juno spacecraft’s exploration of Jupiter, a media report said. The high-resolution imaging by the Gemini North telescope on Maunakea in Hawaii was informing the Juno mission of compelling events in Jupiter’s atmosphere, Xinhua news agency reported. “These observations trace vertical flows […]

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NASA's Juno probe finds Earth-sized storms over Jupiter poles

Washington: Jupiter’s poles are covered in Earth-sized swirling storms that are densely clustered and rubbing together, reveals first science results from NASA’s Juno mission to the largest planet in our solar system. “We’re puzzled as to how they could be formed, how stable the configuration is, and why Jupiter’s north pole doesn’t look like the […]

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NASA approves instruments for ESA's Jupiter mission

Washington: NASA has approved a project to build instruments for a future European Space Agency mission to Jupiter and its moons, scheduled for launch in 2022. “NASA’s total cost for the project is $114.4 million,” the US space agency said in a statement on Saturday. Designed to investigate the emergence of habitable worlds around gas […]

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Scientists to hunt for alien life on Jupiter moons

London: After a successful mission to Pluto last week, scientists are preparing to launch a probe to search for life on the icy moons of Saturn and Jupiter, media reports said. Earlier this week, the European Space Agency announced that it would collaborate with aircraft manufacturing giant Airbus to launch a space probe in 2022 […]

Mystery dark material on Jupiter's moon is sea salt: NASA

Washington: NASA scientists have revealed that the mysterious dark material on Jupiter’s moon Europa is sea salt from a subsurface ocean, discoloured by exposure to radiation. The presence of sea salt on Europa’s surface suggests the ocean is interacting with its rocky seafloor — an important consideration in determining whether the icy moon could support […]

'Robotic Eel' to explore Jupiter's moon Europa

Washington: NASA is planning a “robotic eel” to explore the icy waters of Jupiter’s moon Europa where it will derive energy from the local magnetic fields. Part of NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) programme, the soft-robotic amphibious rover will resemble an eel or a squid. The robot will use innovative means to power itself, as […]

NASA to look for alien life on Jupiter's moon

NASA will start a mission to Jupiter's moon Europa in the hope of finding signs of life on the frozen planet