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Juno Captures Great Planetary Storm On Jupiter

NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew directly over the Jupiter's "Great Red Spot" on Monday, July 10. It succeeded to approach the monster storm and make a close up from a distance of just 9,000 kilometers. As the raw images are not so impressive,

Citizen Astronomer Reveals Jupiter’s ‘Face’ Caught By JunoCam

This image, processed by citizen scientist Jason Major, is titled “Jovey McJupiterface,” Joinfo.com reports with reference to NASA. Major received the Jupiter’s ‘face’ by rotating the image 180 degrees and orienting it from south up. Two white oval storms turn into eyeballs,

Juno shows stunning image of storms on Jupiter’s south pole

Oval storms dot the cloudscape. Approaching the pole, the organized turbulence of Jupiter’s belts and zones transitions into clusters of unorganized filamentary structures, streams of air that resemble giant tangled strings. According to NASA, the image was taken on Dec. 11, 2016

Earth-Sized ‘Tatooine’ Planets Could Be Habitable

With two suns in its sky, Luke Skywalker's home planet Tatooine in "Star Wars" looks like a parched, sandy desert world. In real life, thanks to observatories such as NASA's Kepler space telescope, we know that two-star systems can indeed support

NASA Scientists Want to Make Pluto a Planet Again

Now Stern is heading up a team of NASA scientists who have proposed a new definition of planets that would do more than just reinstate the icy dwarf planet with the big heart to its former glory, according to Gizmodo. The proposal

NASA invites you to search for new nearby worlds

A new website, called Backyard Worlds: Planet 9, lets everyone participate in the search by viewing brief movies made from images captured by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission. The movies highlight objects that have gradually moved across the sky,