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Elon Musk take note: Jupiter's moon Europa could support life

Elon Musk take note: Jupiter's moon Europa could support life

Scientists believe Jupiter's moon Europa could now sustain life, reports EurekAlert.The composition and physical properties of Europa's c...Read More

Young giant planet offers clues to the formation of exotic worlds

Young giant planet offers clues to the formation of exotic worlds

The planet takes about seven days to orbit its star, which has a mass similar to the Sun's.

Scientists probe Jupiter's violent storms, lightning strikes

Scientists probe Jupiter's violent storms, lightning strikes

The new observations also confirm that dark spots in the famous Great Red Spot are actually gaps in the cloud cover and not due to cloud ...Read More

Astronomers find Jupiter-like cloud bands on the closest brown dwarf, Luhman 16A

Astronomers find Jupiter-like cloud bands on the closest brown dwarf, Luhman 16A

Brown dwarfs are objects heavier than planets but lighter than stars and typically have 13 to 80 times the mass of Jupiter. Luhman 16A is...Read More

With 82 moons Saturn is the new king of moon

With 82 moons Saturn is the new king of moon

The more-distant retrograde moons and one of the prograde moons each take more than three years to complete an orbit

First exoplanet Kepler spotted finally confirmed

First exoplanet Kepler spotted finally confirmed

Washington: Ten years after it was launched, the first exoplanet candidate spotted by NASA’s Kepler space telescope has finally been conf...Read More

April Fool’s Day comet to pass closest to Earth in a century

April Fool’s Day comet to pass closest to Earth in a century

Washington: This is no joke. A comet, being playfully called the April Fool’s Day comet, is set to make its closest approach to Earth in ...Read More

This asteroid avoids collision with Jupiter

This asteroid avoids collision with Jupiter

Washington: Scientists have found how an asteroid orbiting the wrong way around the Sun has been avoiding slamming into Jupiter, despite ...Read More

Juno will remain and probe in Jupiter’s current orbit

Juno will remain and probe in Jupiter’s current orbit

Washington: NASA’s solar-powered Juno spacecraft, which has been probing Jupiter since July last year, will remain in its current 53-day ...Read More

Dense ‘hot Jupiter’ exoplanet discovered

Dense ‘hot Jupiter’ exoplanet discovered

Washington: Scientists have discovered one of the densest “hot Jupiters”, an exoplanet transiting a distant six-billion-year-old Sun-like...Read More

Engine burn to put Juno closer to Jupiter delayed

Engine burn to put Juno closer to Jupiter delayed

Washington: NASA has decided to postpone a key manoeuvre that would put its Juno spaceraft closer to Jupiter, after detecting an issue in...Read More

Fluctuating atmosphere of Jupiter’s volcanic moon revealed

Fluctuating atmosphere of Jupiter’s volcanic moon revealed

Washington: Jupiter’s volcanic moon Io has a thin atmosphere that collapses in the shadow of the planet condensing as ice, say NASA-funde...Read More

NASA exploring our solar system like never before

NASA exploring our solar system like never before

Washington: As we wait for Juno’s first close-up images of Jupiter on August 27, NASA continues to explore our solar system to help answe...Read More

NASA’s Juno spacecraft set to refine orbit around Jupiter

NASA’s Juno spacecraft set to refine orbit around Jupiter

Washington: NASA has scheduled a short trajectory correction manoeuvre on July 13 to refine the Juno spacecraft’s orbit around Jupiter. J...Read More

Jupiter putting on ‘light show’ for NASA’s Juno

Jupiter putting on ‘light show’ for NASA’s Juno

Washington D.C: Looks like Jupiter is throwing a welcome party for the approaching NASA’s Juno spacecraft as the Hubble telescope has rec...Read More

Radio map reveals massive ammonia gas at Jupiter

Radio map reveals massive ammonia gas at Jupiter

New York: A massive amount of ammonia gas lies beneath the colourful clouds on Jupiter, astronomers have revealed, a discovery coming jus...Read More

Jupiter’s moon creates enough heat to support ocean: study

Jupiter’s moon creates enough heat to support ocean: study

Washington: Jupiter exerts a strong gravitational pull on Europa, creating far more heat on the moon’s ice-sheet than earlier thought, wh...Read More

When Jupiter bumped giant planet out of solar system

When Jupiter bumped giant planet out of solar system

Toronto:  Astrophysicists at the University of Toronto have found that a close encounter with Jupiter about four billion years ago may ha...Read More

Jupiter bumped giant planet from our solar system

Jupiter bumped giant planet from our solar system

Toronto: A close encounter with Jupiter about four billion years ago may have resulted in another planet’s ejection from the solar system...Read More

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