Jupiter

01.14.16
Juno sets distance record for solar-powered spacecraft
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Juno sets distance record for solar-powered spacecraft

The craft is 493 million miles from the sun and gets a fraction of the Earth's solar energy.

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10.13.15
Hubble's 4K images prove Jupiter's Great Red Spot is shrinking
10.13.15

Hubble's 4K images prove Jupiter's Great Red Spot is shrinking

NASA has released the first images from its Outer Planet Atmospheres Legacy program.

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08.14.15
Younger version of Jupiter provides clues to planet formation
08.14.15

Younger version of Jupiter provides clues to planet formation

It was discovered thanks to a car-sized instrument mounted on the Gemini South Telescope in Chile.

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07.23.15
Scientists want to send wind-powered robots to Jupiter
07.23.15

Scientists want to send wind-powered robots to Jupiter

A team of NASA JPL scientists believes robots that can float in the atmosphere for extended periods of time, without depending on wings, motors or hot air balloons, are the perfect explorers to send to Jupiter and the other gas giants.

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07.07.15
NASA prepares its Jupiter probe for arrival
07.07.15

NASA prepares its Jupiter probe for arrival

It's been a long time in coming, but NASA's Juno probe is finally close to reaching Jupiter. NASA...

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06.18.15
NASA's Europa mission takes another step toward reality
06.18.15

NASA's Europa mission takes another step toward reality

NASA's current plan for exploring Europa has just passed its first major review, proving that it's...

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05.26.15
NASA picks the scientific tools it'll use to study Europa
05.26.15

NASA picks the scientific tools it'll use to study Europa

NASA is convinced that Jupiter's moon Europa is worth visiting, and for good reason: its icy surfa...

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