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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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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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