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In our news wrap Saturday, the U.S. Air Force downed a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon off the coast of South Carolina, dangerously cold temperatures descended on the northeastern part of the country, the mayor of Memphis asked the DOJ to…
Astronomers have discovered 12 new moons around Jupiter, putting the total count at a record-breaking 92. That's more than any other planet in our solar system. Saturn, the one-time leader, comes in a close second with 83 confirmed moons.
By Marcia Dunn, Associated Press
The Webb Space Telescope took the photos in July, capturing unprecedented views of Jupiter's northern and southern lights. One wide-field picture also shows the faint rings around the planet, as well as two small moons with galaxies in the background.
A NASA spacecraft named Lucy rocketed into the sky with diamonds Saturday morning on a 12-year quest to explore eight asteroids. Seven of the mysterious space rocks are among swarms of asteroids sharing Jupiter’s orbit, thought to be the pristine…
Jupiter and Saturn will merge in the night sky Monday, appearing closer to one another than they have since Galileo’s time in the 17th century.
By Vicky Stein
Candice Hansen-Koharcheck, a planetary scientist, has been photographing celestial bodies for decades. But for the Juno mission, her collaborators are citizen scientists.
By Lee Billings, Scientific American
New results suggest free-floating giant planets are less common than previously believed, but hint at vast numbers of smaller castaway worlds…
By Nsikan Akpan
Less than 48 hours ago, NASA's Juno spacecraft got its first up-close-and-personal view with Jupiter's Great Red Spot, and today, the space agency has released photos from the flyby.
By Larisa Epatko
On Monday, NASA’s Juno spacecraft will fly over Jupiter’s most distinguishable and intriguing feature, its swirling Great Red Spot.
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