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Jupiter’s brown spot sparks potty humor

Jupiter’s titanic storms have spawned their share of memorable cloud features, including the Great Red Spot, Oval BA (a.k.a. Red Jr.) and the now-defunct Baby Red Spot. Now there’s a new spot on the map, nicknamed “Mr. Hankey.” Mr. Hankey? The jolly cartoon poo made famous … Continue reading

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Enjoy July’s gems from Juno at Jupiter

NASA’s Juno orbiter made another close pass of Jupiter this week, and that means there’s another crop of stunning pictures embellished by legions of citizen scientists. Every 53 days, the bus-sized spacecraft reaches the closest point in its orbit around the … Continue reading

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Discoveries boost Jupiter’s retinue to 79 moons

Astronomers searching for signs of a hypothetical “Planet Nine” have instead come up with 12 new moons of Jupiter, including one that hints at a cosmic crack-up. The discoveries were made more than a year ago, and the orbits of … Continue reading

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Juno mission to Jupiter gets an update

NASA has updated its plans for the Juno mission to Jupiter to support science operations through mid-2021, adding 41 more months to the orbiter’s planned observations. Juno arrived at the giant planet nearly two years ago and has been mapping the giant planet’s magnetic field as … Continue reading

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Juno’s new gems highlight Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

There’s a fresh flowering of photos from NASA’s Juno orbiter, and this time they’re highlighting Jupiter’s most famous feature, the Great Red Spot. The latest load comes from Juno’s close encounter with the giant planet on April 1. It’s known … Continue reading

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Juno pictures put Jupiter fans in 11th heaven

NASA’s Juno orbiter has sent back its 11th crop of close-ups from Jupiter, and that means it’s time for another eye-opening, jaw-dropping photo album created by citizen scientists. Juno flew as close as 2,100 miles above the planet’s cloud tops … Continue reading

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Juno probe’s new Jupiter pictures rate a 10

It’s been just three days since NASA’s Juno orbiter had its most recent close encounter with Jupiter, but image-processing gurus are already sharing sweet views of the giant planet’s cloud patterns. The probe was launched in 2011 and arrived at Jupiter on the Fourth … Continue reading

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