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NASA’s Juno captures astounding pictures of Jupiter to celebrate its four year anniversary
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NASA’s Juno captures astounding pictures of Jupiter to celebrate its four year anniversary

Launched on 5 August 2011, the solar power-driven Juno spacecraft arrived at the largest planet in our solar system on 4 July 2016.

NASA Juno captures first images of the north pole of Ganymede — Jupiter's moon
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NASA Juno captures first images of the north pole of Ganymede — Jupiter's moon

On 26 December 2019, when it was just 62,000 miles away from the planet, JIRAM clicked 300 infrared images during its closest approach.

Scientists identify asteroids of interstellar origin moving in our Solar System
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Scientists identify asteroids of interstellar origin moving in our Solar System

The first space rock that the scientists discovered was the asteroid 514107 Ka'epaoka'awela which means 'mischievous opposite-moving companion of Jupiter.'

Five planets and a crescent moon will line up in a rare pre-dawn spectacle today, 20 July
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Five planets and a crescent moon will line up in a rare pre-dawn spectacle today, 20 July

The planets would look to a human eye like extraordinarily bright stars, unlike the familiar photos we've seen captured by a spacecraft.

Subsurface of Jupiter's moon Europa might have supported microbial life in the past
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Subsurface of Jupiter's moon Europa might have supported microbial life in the past

Europa has an ocean hidden beneath a thick shell of ice and has long has been viewed as a potential habitat for life, alongside Mars and Saturn’s moon Enceladus.

Ancient micrometeoroids carried stardust, water to asteroid 4 Vesta; could have done same for Earth, say scientists
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Ancient micrometeoroids carried stardust, water to asteroid 4 Vesta; could have done same for Earth, say scientists

The stardust in asteroid Vesta holds a unique record of ancient galactic material that was delivered to a celestial body far from Earth.

New type of Trojan asteroid discovered near Jupiter has an orbit like an asteroid but the tail of a comet
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New type of Trojan asteroid discovered near Jupiter has an orbit like an asteroid but the tail of a comet

It is believed that Trojan asteroids have large amounts of ice beneath their surfaces, but there was never any evidence untill now.

Astronomers in Hawaii capture high resolution images of Jupiter using ‘lucky imaging’ technique
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Astronomers in Hawaii capture high resolution images of Jupiter using ‘lucky imaging’ technique

The images showed the warm, deep layers of Jupiter’s atmosphere glowing through gaps in thick cloud cover.

Auroras at Saturn's poles could be the heat source that keeps the upper layers of the planet hot, NASA's Cassini finds
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Auroras at Saturn's poles could be the heat source that keeps the upper layers of the planet hot, NASA's Cassini finds

Auroras are electric currents, triggered by interactions between solar winds and charged particles from Saturn's moons.

Venus will meet Pleiades star cluster after eight years on 3 April at 11.30 pm IST
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Venus will meet Pleiades star cluster after eight years on 3 April at 11.30 pm IST

You can't miss Venus as it burns almost 20 times brighter than Sirius, the night sky's brightest star

Results from NASA's Juno mission refutes previous suggestions that Jupiter's atmosphere is dry
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Results from NASA's Juno mission refutes previous suggestions that Jupiter's atmosphere is dry

The atmosphere at Jupiter's equator is made up of about 25 percent of water molecules finds the first science result from the Juno mission.

Cassini's data still helps astronomers explain Saturn's Aurora phenomenon at its poles
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Cassini's data still helps astronomers explain Saturn's Aurora phenomenon at its poles

Analysis of the data from the space probe shows there are similarities between Earth's, Saturn's and Jupiters auroras.

It's raining asteroids through December —13 space rocks to make an appearance days from each other
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It's raining asteroids through December —13 space rocks to make an appearance days from each other

A total of 13 asteroids will be travelling past Earth in the next coming weeks till 31 December.

Jupiter's Great Red Spot is not in danger of disappearing, contrary to recent reports
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Jupiter's Great Red Spot is not in danger of disappearing, contrary to recent reports

Some astronomers believe, to paraphrase Mark Twain, that the reports of its death are greatly exaggerated, or at least premature.

NASA's image of the day is a reflection of stars, planets and galaxies in the world's largest natural mirror
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NASA's image of the day is a reflection of stars, planets and galaxies in the world's largest natural mirror

The salt pan goes on for 10,582 square kilometres and was first part of a large prehistoric lake.

Scientists detect water vapor rising from geysers on Jupiter's moon Europa
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Scientists detect water vapor rising from geysers on Jupiter's moon Europa

Under Europa's icy surface is a salty ocean that contains twice as much water than that on earth.

A look back at the Voyager missions through 20 incredible images from 42 years ago
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A look back at the Voyager missions through 20 incredible images from 42 years ago

The mission was launched in 1977 and they have gone further than the Sun and our solar system.

As twenty new moons discovered orbiting Saturn, hundreds more are waiting to be found
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As twenty new moons discovered orbiting Saturn, hundreds more are waiting to be found

This discovery means that the solar system’s biggest planet, Jupiter is no longer is the planet with the most moons.

Star system 30-light-years from Earth stumps astronomers, defies past theories about planet formation
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Star system 30-light-years from Earth stumps astronomers, defies past theories about planet formation

Scientists think a second planet also orbits the star, and a third, that was ejected from the system billions of years ago.

NASA's Juno spacecraft captures ominous images of black spot on Jupiter's surface
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NASA's Juno spacecraft captures ominous images of black spot on Jupiter's surface

Before you start sputtering about HAL 9000, monoliths and Europa, that's Io's shadow we're looking at.