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  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - Saturn and Jupiter over Italian Peaks

    10/20/2020 4:23:37 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 26 replies ^ | 20 Oct, 2020 | Image Credit & Copyright: Giorgia Hofer
    Explanation: Saturn and Jupiter are getting closer. Every night that you go out and check for the next two months, these two bright planets will be even closer together on the sky. Finally, in mid-December, a Great Conjunction will occur -- when the two planets will appear only 0.1 degrees apart -- just one fifth the angular diameter of the full Moon. And this isn't just any Great Conjunction -- Saturn (left) and Jupiter (right) haven't been this close since 1623, and won't be nearly this close again until 2080. This celestial event is quite easy to see -- already...
  • This Week, Mars Is The Closest to Earth It'll Be For Another 15 Years

    10/06/2020 7:57:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 40 replies ^ | 5 OCTOBER 2020 | JACINTA BOWLER
    JACINTA BOWLER 5 OCTOBER 2020 Mars, our second closest cosmic cousin, has been in our collective imagination for decades. Between fantasies of martian visits and the promise of water under its icy surface, Mars doesn't need to do much to be in our collective good books. But very soon, Mars is not just going to be close to our hearts, but also nearest to our actual planet - a mere 62.1 million kilometres (38.6 million miles) away from Earth. This is the closest it'll be for the next 15 years. And it means that stargazing is highly recommended as Mars...
  • Don’t Let Politics Stop The Wondrous NASA Europa Clipper’s Probe Of Jupiter

    09/16/2020 7:58:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/16/2020 | By Jonah Gottschalk
    Its frozen shell is encrusted with a layer of white and orange ice. The endless twisting and pulling of Jupiter’s gravity leaves a surface crisscrossed by deep valleys, ridges, and not yet fully understood “chaos zones” of deep tectonic activity. Its immense dark oceans, heated by underwater volcanoes, are hidden by this icy surface — that is, except for when it explodes outwards in titanic geysers, shooting plumes of liquid water hundreds of miles into space.No, this isn’t science fiction — this is Europa, the hauntingly beautiful yet bizarre ocean moon of Jupiter. Scientists have called Europa “the most...
  • Remarks by President Trump on Environmental Accomplishments for the People of Florida | Jupiter, FL

    09/08/2020 4:31:42 PM PDT · by ransomnote ^ | September 8, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & MuseumJupiter, Florida3:01 P.M. EDTTHE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much. And I’m thrilled to be back at the historic Jupiter Inlet. I know it very well. Don’t live very far away, as you know. The lighthouse. It’s my home state; it’s called the state of Florida, and it’s a great state. Hello, Ed. (Applause.)Sit down. Do you have seats? Yeah, you do. Sit down, everybody.The Sunshine State is truly one of the most beautiful places on Earth. I love it. And together we will preserve its breathtaking natural splendor for generations to come.We’re here today to...
  • Cheering Supporters Line the Streets of Jupiter, Florida to Catch a Glimpse of President Trump (VIDEO)

    09/08/2020 1:52:03 PM PDT · by mplc51 · 20 replies
    GP ^ | 09/08/2020 | Christina Laila
    President Trump on Tuesday held a campaign event in Jupiter, Florida. Cheering supporters holding Trump 2020 signs and American flags lined the streets just to catch a glimpse of the President’s motorcade.
  • President Trump Speaks in Jupiter, FL on Environmental Accomplishments for the People of Florida

    09/08/2020 1:21:58 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 5 replies
    Tuesday, September 8, 2020: Watch Live as President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks in Jupiter, FL on environmental accomplishments for the people of Florida.
  • How To See 5 Planets In California Sky This Weekend

    07/17/2020 8:01:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies ^ | 07/17/2020 | Ashley Ludwig
    Set your alarm for two hours before sunrise to catch the best view of Jupiter sinking in the southwestern sky with Saturn just above and to the right, according to Travel and Leisure magazine. Trace a curved line through both planets into the southern sky and you'll hit Mars high above the southeastern horizon. To see Venus and Mercury, trace Mars' curve down to the horizon in the northeast. Before you get there, you'll easily spot Venus, one of the brightest objects in the night sky. Also, be sure to pencil in a special date between these five planets. Just...
  • Moon, Jupiter and Saturn to create celestial triangle Sunday night

    07/05/2020 2:33:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    AccuWeather via Yahoo ^ | 7/03/20 | Brian Lada
    As the weekend comes to a close, the night sky will have one more treat for stargazers as Jupiter, Saturn and the moon rise together to form a triangle on Sunday night. The astronomical meetup will take place one night after the full ‘Buck Moon Eclipse,' but the moon will still appear nearly full as it rises with the two planets on Sunday night. "On Sunday night into Monday morning, July 5 to 6, 2020, the full Moon and the planets Jupiter and Saturn will form a triangle," NASA said. "The Moon will reach its highest [point] in the sky...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - Jupiter's Europa from Spacecraft Galileo

    09/27/2016 4:33:30 AM PDT · by ThomasMore · 9 replies
    NASA ^ | 09/27/2016 | (see photo credits)
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2016 September 27 Jupiter's Europa from Spacecraft Galileo Image Credit: Galileo Project, JPL, NASA Explanation: What mysteries might be solved by peering into this crystal ball? In this case, the ball is actually a moon of Jupiter, the crystals are ice, and the moon is not only dirty but cracked beyond repair. Nevertheless, speculation is rampant that oceans exist under Europa's fractured ice-plains that could support life. This...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - The North and South Jupiter

    09/14/2016 4:25:55 AM PDT · by ThomasMore · 30 replies
    NASA ^ | 09/14/2016 | (see photo credits)
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2016 September 14 The North and South Jupiter Image Credit: NASA, JPL, Juno Mission Explanation: A wide, looping orbit brought Juno close to Jupiter on August 27. As the spacecraft swung around the giant planet's poles JunoCam acquired these premier direct polar views, a change from the usual nearly equatorial perspective of outbound spacecraft and the telescopes of planet Earth. The sunlit side of Jupiter's north polar region...
  • JUPITER IN THE BALANCE: Recent 'red spots' likely due to climate change...

    05/23/2008 7:51:39 PM PDT · by ChessExpert · 13 replies · 117+ views
    DrudgeReport link to Astronomy Picture of the Day ^ | May 23, 2008 | Robert Nemiroff & Jerry Bonnell
    For about 300 years Jupiter's banded atmosphere has shown a remarkable feature to telescopic viewers, a large swirling storm system known as The Great Red Spot. In 2006, another red storm system appeared, actually seen to form as smaller whitish oval-shaped storms merged and then developed the curious reddish hue. Now, Jupiter has a third red spot ...
  • Mystery Spot On Jupiter Baffles Astronomers

    10/23/2003 5:41:53 PM PDT · by Davea · 73 replies · 424+ views
    Maybe Galileo morphed:-)
  • Europa and Jupiter from Voyager 1 (Astronomy Picture of the Day)

    06/28/2020 8:35:47 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    APOD.NASA ^ | 28 Jun, 2020 | Alexis Tranchandon / Solaris / NASA
    Explanation: What are those spots on Jupiter? Largest and furthest, just right of center, is the Great Red Spot -- a huge storm system that has been raging on Jupiter possibly since Giovanni Cassini's likely notation of it 355 years ago. It is not yet known why this Great Spot is red. The spot toward the lower left is one of Jupiter's largest moons: Europa. Images from Voyager in 1979 bolster the modern hypothesis that Europa has an underground ocean and is therefore a good place to look for extraterrestrial life. But what about the dark spot on the upper...
  • Jupiter in Infrared from Gemini (Astronomy Picture of the Day)

    06/09/2020 8:26:46 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 18 replies
    APOD.NASA ^ | 13 May, 2020 | International Gemini Observatory/NASA
    Explanation: In infrared, Jupiter lights up the night. Recently, astronomers at the Gemini North Observatory in Hawaii, USA, created some of the best infrared photos of Jupiter ever taken from Earth’s surface, pictured. Gemini was able to produce such a clear image using a technique called lucky imaging, by taking many images and combining only the clearest ones that, by chance, were taken when Earth's atmosphere was the most calm. Jupiter’s jack-o’-lantern-like appearance is caused by the planet’s different layers of clouds. Infrared light can pass through clouds better than visible light, allowing us to see deeper, hotter layers of...
  • NASA to explore space rock worth so much money it would DESTROY world economy

    01/16/2017 4:24:39 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 136 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 16th January 2017 | Peter Truman
    THE American space agency is planning to send a spacecraft to a lump of metal in space worth quadrillions of dollars. The 200km-wide asteroid is currently orbiting the sun between Mars and Jupiter. It is made up of various precious metals such as iron, nickel and gold. Experts believe the iron alone in the rock would be worth $10,000 quadrillion – enough to cause the world’s economy, worth $73.7 trillion, to promptly collapse altogether.
  • Uranus is leaking gas

    03/26/2020 7:20:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 106 replies
    BGR ^ | 06/26/2020
    As NASA reports in a new post, researchers recently discovered that Voyager 2 cruised through a blob of charged gas called a plasmoid as it passed the planet. The spacecraft’s journey through the plasmoid lasted only about a minute, but that was still long enough for scientists to spot the anomaly in the decades-old data. The scientists believe that gas loss may have already drained as much 55% of the planet’s atmosphere. Loss of atmosphere resulting in plasmoids has been observed around other planets in our solar system, including Saturn and Jupiter, though it’s thought that Uranus has leaked far...
  • Massive Beauty

    03/17/2020 7:24:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    NASA ^ | 03/16/2020
    NASA’s Juno mission captured this look at the southern hemisphere of Jupiter on Feb. 17, 2020, during the spacecraft’s most recent close approach to the giant planet. Not only is Jupiter the largest planet orbiting the Sun, it contains more than twice the amount of material of all other objects in the solar system combined — including all the planets, moons, asteroids and comets. In composition, Jupiter resembles a star, and scientists estimate that if it had been at least 80 times more massive at its formation, it could have become a type of star called a red dwarf rather...
  • Watching the Skies: Parade of planets

    03/17/2020 5:58:08 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    WoodTV ^ | Mar 16, 2020 / 07:04 PM EDT | Emily Schuitema
    Early Tuesday morning, the waning crescent moon will be visible with the four planets down and to the left. As the sky begins to brighten, Mercury will rise and both Saturn and Mars will begin to fade from view. Both the Moon and Jupiter will remain visible as it gets lighter. By Wednesday morning, the moon will be closest to Jupiter and Mars. Jupiter is currently the brightest morning planet and it will be easy to pick out. Mars will be much dimmer in comparison. The moon will continue to get thinner as the week goes on. On Thursday morning,...
  • Jupiter is flinging asteroids at Earth 'like a sniper', top scientist warns

    01/11/2020 10:42:56 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 81 replies
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, January 9, 2020 | Charlotte Edwards | The Sun
    The popular Jupiter Shield theory proposes that the planet acts like a giant space shield due to its huge mass causing it to suck in or deflect dangerous debris. However, this shield theory is slowly falling out of favor and one of the leading critics is space expert Kevin Grazier. [Kevin R. Grazier, Ph.D.] He's published several papers explaining why he thinks Jupiter is a "sniper rather than a shield". Recently, he's been aiming to prove how this 'sniper-like' process works. Grazier's extensive work could put the Jupiter Shield theory in jeopardy. He told Gizmodo: "Actually, I wouldn't say that...
  • Venus and Jupiter Will Both Be Visible in a Rare Pairing This Weekend. Here's How to See It.

    11/19/2019 10:07:30 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    yahoo ^ | November 19, 2019 | Jamie Carter
    When is the best time to see Venus and Jupiter? Look for these planets on November 24 about 45 minutes after sunset, when twilight has set in and the sky is dark enough for Venus and Jupiter to dominate. Sunset is at 4:33 p.m. in New York, and it’s at 4:45 p.m. in Los Angeles, but you should check the exact time of sunset for your location. Where can you see Venus and Jupiter? Look to the southwest to see this special celestial show. You’ll find the planets about 7° above the horizon, so it might be wise to get...