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Scientists reveal details of mysterious space rock that hit Jupiter last month

According to space scientists, the mysterious space rock that hit Jupiter on August 7 was an asteroid which got detonated in the middle of the air.

ESA's JUICE mission clicks first photo of Jupiter and its moons even before its launch

The Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) will launch in 2022 on a seven-year journey to the Jupiter system. Before its launch, the mission's navigation camera (NavCam) has given the first glimpse of its destination while still on Earth.


Jupiter looks stunning in these new photos released by NASA

NASA has shared new pictures of Jupiter, which were taken by the Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 when the planet was 400 million miles from Earth on June 27, 2019. Among the most striking features revealed was more intense and rich colours of cloud bands.

A large asteroid crashed into Jupiter and here are pics to prove it

The biggest planet in the solar system Jupiter was possibly hit by an asteroid the size of the Earth and the impact was captured by astronomer Ethan Chappel by his Celestron 8 telescope, who put out pictures of the event on Twitter.

NASA's Juno probe captures volcanic plumes on Jupiter's moon Io

NASA's solar-powered Juno spacecraft has beamed back new images of volcanic plume on Jupiter's moon Io, captured during the mission's 17th flyby of the gas giant

Nuclear-powered 'tunnelbot' to search for life on Jupiter's moon Europa

Scientists are designing a nuclear-powered "tunnelbot" that can penetrate through the icy shell of Jupiter's moon Europa and search for signs of life in its sub-surface ocean.


NASA's Juno set to reach halfway mark of Jupiter mission

NASA's solar-powered Juno spacecraft will soon reach the halfway point in data collection of Jupiter when it makes its 16th science pass of the gas giant

Twelve new moons discovered orbiting Jupiter; brings total count to 79

Astronomers have now spotted 12 new moons orbiting around Jupiter, that brings the number of natural satellites up to 79.

NASA's Juno spacecraft spots volcano on Jupiter moon Io

Scientists have discovered a new volcano on Io, a moon of Jupiter. The observations were made from data collected by NASA's Juno spacecraft

NASA's Webb Telescope to unravel Jupiter's Great Red Spot mystery

Using MIRI to observe in the 5 to 7 micrometer range could be particularly revealing for the Great Red Spot, as observations in such wavelengths are not possible from Earth.