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Wednesday
Dec 10 2014
15:00 UTC

Swirly Southern Picture Of Jupiter Makes Us Want To Visit Right Now

Gimme a rocketship – we want to see what those bands are made of! This is a strange view of Jupiter, a familiar gas giant that humanity has sent several spacecraft to. This particular view, taken in 2000 and highlighted on the European Space Agency website recently, shows the southern hemisphere of the mighty planet. […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Dec 08 2014
15:01 UTC

Cassini's view of Jupiter's southern hemisphere

Cassini's view of Jupiter's southern hemisphereCopyright: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute This Cassini image shows Jupiter from an unusual perspective. If you were to float just beneath the giant planet and look directly up, you would be greeted with this striking sight: red, bronze and white bands encircling a hazy south pole. The multicoloured concentric layers are broken in places by prominent weather systems such as Jupiter's famous Great Red Spot, visible towards the upper left,

Posted by astronomy cmarchesin

Friday
Dec 05 2014
14:58 UTC

Stargazing in December

The December skies mark my favourite time of the year for stargazing. Despite the cold weather, the skies promise the best opportunities to see what lies beyond the Earth's atmosphere. […]

Posted by Astronotes

Wednesday
Dec 03 2014
15:00 UTC

Europa Life: Could Extreme Shrimp' Point To Microbes On That Moon?

For all of the talk about aliens that we see in science fiction, the reality is in our Solar System, any extraterrestrial life is likely to be microbial. The lucky thing for us is there are an abundance of places that we can search for them — not least Europa, an icy moon of Jupiter […]

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
Dec 02 2014
15:47 UTC

Observing Challenge: How to See Asteroid Hebe, Mother of Mucho Meteorites

In the reeds that line¬the banks of the¬celestial river Eridanus, you'll find Hebe on the prowl this month.¬Discovered in 1847 by German amateur astronomer Karl Ludwig Hencke , the asteroid may hold the key to the origin of ¬the H-chondrites, a large class of metal-rich stony meteorites found¬in numerous amateur and professional collections around the […]

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
Dec 02 2014
15:00 UTC

Pluto's Closeup Will Be Awesome Based On Jupiter Pics From New Horizons Spacecraft

New Horizons, you gotta wake up this weekend. There's so much work ahead of you when you reach Pluto next year! The spacecraft has been sleeping quietly for weeks in its last great hibernation before the dwarf planet close encounter in July. On Saturday (Dec. 6), the NASA craft will open its eyes and begin […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Dec 01 2014
16:00 UTC

Jupiter-Bound Spacecraft Takes A Small Step To Seek Habitable Worlds

It takes years of painstaking work to get a spacecraft off the ground. So when you have a spacecraft like JUICE (the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer) set to launch in 2022, you need to back up about a decade to get things figured out. How will the spacecraft get there? What science instruments will it […]

Posted by Universe Today

Friday
Nov 21 2014
21:41 UTC

An Ocean Beyond Earth: Europa Awaits

It's no secret that Earth's¬ocean is¬filled with life, much of it still a mystery or totally unknown to science. But what about the ocean on other worlds? I'm not talking¬about sci-fi planets or suspected alien Earths around other stars, either, but right here in our own solar system, where an ocean even deeper than ours […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Friday
Nov 21 2014
21:31 UTC

NASA's Remastered View of Europa is the Best Yet

Europa, Jupiter's sixth-closest moon, has long been a source of fascination and wonder for astronomers. Not only is it unique amongst its Jovian peers for having a smooth, ice-covered surface, but it is believed that warm, ocean waters exist beneath that crust – which also makes it a strong candidate for extra-terrestrial life. And now, […]

Posted by Universe Today

Thursday
Nov 20 2014
23:20 UTC

Dear Jupiter: Use More Sunscreen

It's the signature accessory of the largest planet in our solar system: Jupiter's Great Red Spot, an enormous anticyclone¬over twice the width of our entire planet. Visible in even modest backyard telescopes, the GRS has been churning away for¬at least several hundred years. But, based on recent analysis of data gathered by the Cassini spacecraft […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Friday
Nov 14 2014
19:47 UTC

Weekly Space Hangout — Nov. 14, 2014: Holy Rosetta! We Landed on a Comet!

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter. org / @cosmic_chatter) Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein) Alessondra Springmann (@sondy) Ramin Skibba (@raminskibba) (...)Read the rest of Weekly Space Hangout – Nov. 14, 2014: Holy Rosetta! We Landed on a Comet! (210 words) ¬ Fraser for Universe Today, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Post tags: ALMA, Black […]

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