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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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Jumping Jupiter! What a view from Juno!

If you need an interplanetary pick-me-up, this picture of Jupiter from NASA’s Juno orbiter could be just the ticket. Get the full story on GeekWire.

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Check out Juno’s close encounter with Jupiter

NASA’s Juno spacecraft made its closest scheduled swing over the cloud tops of the giant planet Jupiter today – and sent back pictures. The solar-powered probe zoomed about 2,600 miles above the clouds at a speed of 130,000 mph, at 6:44 … Continue reading

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