This enhanced-color image of Jupiter’s south pole and its swirling atmosphere was created by citizen scientist Roman Tkachenko using data from the JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft.
We may need to re-think our models of Jupiter’s formation thanks to the first results from Juno probe orbiting the planet, and new observations from Earth.
New close-up of Jupiter’s south pole. The oval features are cyclones.
: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Betsy Asher Hall/Gervasio Robles
Measurements suggest Jupiter's core may be fluffy rather than dense and that its magnetic field is much stronger than previously thought.
Hi Juno, welcome to Jupiter.
From the discovery of gravitational waves, to the Pokémon Go phenomenon to the Census debacle, it's been a big year in science and technology.
Jupiter’s South Pole, as seen by NASA’s Juno spacecraft on August 27 2016.
Credit: NASA/SwRI/MSSS, processed by R. Tkachenko
NASA's Juno spacecraft has faced a series of challenges during its first 150 days.
An artist’s impression of Juno above Jupiter’s pole.
Juno’s visit to Jupiter promises to pick up on many of the unsolved mysteries that still remain in understanding of the Jovian system.
Jupiter and its Great Red Spot.
NASA, ESA, and M. Kornmesser.
Look towards the north-west after sunset and there is currently one bright point of light that easily stands out relative to everything around it. That is the planet Jupiter, shining with an intense and…
Artist’s concept of the Juno mission to Jupiter.
The perilous Juno mission could help reveal how Jupiter formed, whether it has a rocky core and even whether it influenced life on Earth.