Jupiter: Latest Discoveries and Photos

Learn the latest discoveries about Jupiter and the Jovian moons and rings. The gas giant Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system.
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To Build a Gas Giant Planet, Just Add Pebbles
Very Young Planetary System
August 19th, 2015
Gas-giant planets such as Jupiter and Saturn form quickly, thanks to the fast accretion of pebble-size building blocks, new research suggests.
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NASA Mulling Life-Hunting Mission to Saturn Moon Enceladus
Cassini View of Enceladus
August 31st, 2015
NASA already plans to launch a spacecraft to the Jupiter moon Europa in the early to mid-2020s, and it's also mulling a mission to the Saturn satellite Enceladus that would lift off by the end of 2021.
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Wild Sunspot Activity Looks Tamer in 400-Year Recount
Sunspots on 14 January 14, 2013
August 14th, 2015
Daily sunspot counts going back 400 years have been revisited by scientists who say the numbers aren't quite right, suggesting solar activity has not varied as wildly as previously thought.
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NASA Europa Mission Team Meets for 1st Time
Artist's Concept of NASA's Europa Probe
August 12th, 2015
The chief goal of the meeting was to start refining the mission's planned science operations, with a particular emphasis on how its nine instruments will work together to investigate Europa's habitability, agency officials said.
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JUICE-y Mission to Jupiter One Step Closer to Reality
Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer
July 30th, 2015
This month the European Space Agency took a major step closer to an ambitious exploration of Jupiter and its icy moons.
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Jupiter's Great Red Spot May Yield Its Colorful Secret in a Lab
Jupiter's Great Red Spot
August 14th, 2015
Attempts to recreate the conditions surrounding Jupiter's Great Red Spot in a lab on Earth are helping scientists to understand the mystery of the enormous storm.
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NASA Joins Tumblr to Explore the Social Media Frontier
NASA's Tumblr Profile
August 12th, 2015
A constellation of new NASA profile pages have gone live on Tumblr — including profiles for astronaut Peggy Whitson, the Juno mission to Jupiter and the Curiosity rover on Mars.
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