Hubble: NASA, ESA, and Q.D. Wang (University of Massachusetts, Amherst); Spitzer: NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and S. Stolovy (Spitzer Science Center/Caltech)
As we await the launch of the James Webb Space telescope, it’s timely to look back on what previous generations of telescopes have shown us.
Enhanced artist impression based on JunoCam image of Jupiter acquired on July 21, 2021.
NASA / SwRI / MSSS / Tanya Oleksuik
Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is deep, meaning it may persist even though it is shrinking.
Jupiter’s Great Red Spot.
NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/ Gerald Eichstädt /Seán Doran
The Great Red Spot has remained an essentially constant feature of Jupiter’s turbulent atmosphere for at least the past several hundred years. How can a storm persist for so long?
Time to peer below the swirling clouds of Jupiter.
NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill
Now’s a great time to see Jupiter as it’s about to be the closest to Earth for some time. Time too to catch up with the latest on the Juno mission, exploring the largest planet in our Solar System.
Pentagon of vortices. Mosaic of infrared images of Jupiter’s south pole.
Surprising new results from the Juno mission may us help work out what’s going on at Saturn and other gas giants, too.
The raw images of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot taken this week by the Juno probe.
The images are in from the Juno probe’s closest flyby so far of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot. Citizen scientists are now getting involved in processing those images.
Jupiter’s Great Red Spot observed by Juno in July 2017.
.NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill
Juno has flown closer to the solar system’s most famous storm than any other spacecraft to take the most detailed images to date. They may help scientists reveal some of the spot’s best-kept secrets.
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.