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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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Juno orbiter delivers more jewels from Jupiter

Artistic amateur astronomers have started leveraging the latest looks from NASA’s Juno orbiter to produce fresh views of Jupiter, including close-ups of storm swirls that look like pearls. The raw material was captured on Oct. 24 during Juno’s eighth close-in photo op. … Continue reading

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Juno gets greatest view of Great Red Spot

The long-awaited close-ups of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot have arrived from NASA’s Juno orbiter, and they’re spectacular. Juno has been orbiting the giant planet for more than a year, but last weekend’s flyby was the closest that the probe came to the solar system’s … Continue reading

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Juno mission reveals surprises at Jupiter

NASA’s Juno orbiter has been sending back stunning pictures of Jupiter for months, but now the mission’s scientists are sharing their first peer-reviewed findings about the planet’s previously unseen polar storms and powerful magnetic field. “The results from Juno’s initial … Continue reading

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Hubble telescope gives Jupiter its close-up

Jupiter is as close as it’ll get to Earth this year, and the Hubble Space Telescope took advantage of the opportunity with a stunning picture that shows off the giant planet’s best-known spots. Astronomer Amy Simon of NASA’s Goddard Space … Continue reading

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Amateurs create a video journey to Jupiter

While NASA’s Juno orbiter is giving Jupiter its close-up, a new video based on more than 1,000 images taken by 91 amateur astronomers provides the wide-angle view. “A Journey to Jupiter” shows how bands of clouds, great red spots and pearl-colored … Continue reading

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Juno’s Jupiter snapshots show lots of spots

We all know Jupiter has a Great Red Spot, but the latest pictures from NASA’s Juno orbiter turn the spotlight on some nifty little white spots near the giant planet’s south pole. The white oval storms may look like mere … Continue reading

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