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CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Something Just Slammed Into Jupiter

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 03.30.2016 | Science

A cosmic collision was caught on video earlier this month when an unknown object slammed into Jupiter while amateur astronomers watched. It's not clea...

Onwards to Jupiter, Breaking Records

Mario De Leo Winkler | Posted 01.19.2016 | Science
Mario De Leo Winkler

Juno broke the record recently when it traveled over the 493 million miles set previously by the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission. It has still to reach Jupiter, where light from the Sun is 25 times weaker than on Earth.

All 5 Bright Planets Will Be Visible From Earth At The Same Time

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.18.2016 | Science

The solar system is all set to give a rare celestial show. Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars and Jupiter will all be visible from Earth when they appear in...

An Eerie, Jupiter-Like Storm Is Raging On This Distant Star

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 12.14.2015 | Science

A team of astronomers has recently discovered that a small star sitting some 53 light-years away just may be Jupiter's doppelganger. Well, kind of. Th...

Jupiter May Have Bumped Lost Planet Out Of Our Solar System

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 11.11.2015 | Science

Scientists have long suspected that our solar system was once home to a mysterious planet -- similar to the four giants Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Ne...

Notes From a Dive Bar XXXXIV - Nature Calls

Alan Black | Posted 11.04.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

A puddle forms on a bar stool. No hole in the roof, so it can't be rain. California is in a drought. It's not liquor or beer, neither soda nor tears. No chemical spill has been reported.

The Dyson Sphere -- Not Just Science Fiction

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.01.2015 | Science
Xaque Gruber

The concept of a Dyson Sphere is not a new one. It was first described by futurist writer Olaf Stapledon in his 1937 science fiction novel, Star Maker.

Stunning Photos Capture Planets In Rare Alignment

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 11.02.2015 | Science

Stargazers got a glimpse of a rare astronomical event this week as Venus, Mars and Jupiter aligned in the night sky. The three planets will not be see...

Tomasz Rut: The New Age of Aestheticism

Pietros Maneos | Posted 10.29.2015 | Arts
Pietros Maneos

I was greeted by beautiful-bodied women, heroically muscled men and horses depicted with such beauty, grace and detail that I felt as if I was in the private room of a Renaissance aristocrat like a Medici or Lombard, or in the summer home of the Pope.

Stunning Jupiter Video Reveals Mysterious New Red Spot Feature

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 10.14.2015 | Science

NASA's latest up-close examination of Jupiter revealed a surprise in one of the planet's best-known features. The Great Red Spot, a high-pressure stor...

New Clues on How Jupiter and Saturn Formed

Mario De Leo Winkler | Posted 08.26.2015 | Science
Mario De Leo Winkler

The problem, as with most astronomical phenomena, is the huge timescales in which things happen. We therefore rely on supercomputers to feed them data and get simulations which show us what happens in thousands, hundreds of thousands, millions, or billions of years.

Did Saturn And Other Gas Giants Grow From A Pebble?

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.25.2015 | Science

How did the four planets known as gas and ice giants form in the early solar system? The latest theory on Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune just rec...

Venus and Jupiter Puton Show Tonight

Mario De Leo Winkler | Posted 07.01.2015 | Science
Mario De Leo Winkler

What are those two bright stars on the West after sunset? They are actually planets, Venus and Jupiter coming into conjunction, in other words, near each other as seen from Earth.

Brightest Planets Meet on Tuesday

Dean Regas | Posted 06.26.2015 | Science
Dean Regas

You've probably seen them in the evening: two suspiciously bright lights in the western sky. What are they? Planes? UFOs? No, they're the two brightest planets and they're heading for a dramatic conjunction Tuesday night.

NASA Takes Aim At Europa In Quest For Life

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 06.22.2015 | Science

The celestial body with the greatest potential for life in the solar system may not be Mars after all. Europa, one of Jupiter's moons, is believed to ...

We're One Step Closer to a Moon That Could Be Home to Alien Life

Robert Pappalardo | Posted 05.29.2015 | World
Robert Pappalardo

Finding life elsewhere would end our cosmic isolation: if there is life in our own planetary backyard, then life is probably common throughout the universe. These enticing possibilities are why my colleagues and I have spent 17 years developing a spacecraft mission dedicated to understanding Europa.

Scientists Crack Mystery Of 'Gaping Hole' In Our Solar System

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.24.2015 | Science

When astronomers began studying other solar systems in the Milky Way galaxy back in the 1990s, they noticed something peculiar: most of these systems ...

Great Red Spot Shines Pink In Observatory's New Photo

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.11.2015 | Science

Jupiter looks blue and its Great Red Spot takes on a strange pinkish hue in a spectacular new photo released Jan. 15 by the National Astronomical Obse...

Astronomical Highlights of 2015

Dean Regas | Posted 02.28.2015 | Science
Dean Regas

The planets Venus and Jupiter return to the evening skies this January. Jupiter will be rising in the east as Venus sets in the west. Both planets will be so incredibly bright that you might mistake them for something else...

Two Ways to Know if You're Going to Meet the Man You're Going to Marry in 2015

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Larry Schwimmer

The 7th House of your birth chart holds the answer to that question. This is the House of intimate partnerships such as marriage, where there's a deep commitment of love between two people.

'Remastered' Photo Shows Icy Moon Just As Human Eye Would See It

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 11.24.2014 | Science

It's the most extraordinary image ever of Europa. NASA's newly "remastered" photo of Jupiter's icy moon (below) shows the satellite's geology in s...

50 Ways to Leave Your Lover - But One Way to Have a Successful Relationship

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Larry Schwimmer

Paul Simon sang about "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover." But there is one sure way to have a successful love relationship with the "right one." To lear...

Yes, This Is North America On Jupiter

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 11.09.2014 | Science

You may think you have a good sense of exactly how big Earth is compared to the other planets in our solar system. But clever new illustrations by Joh...

Psst. Jupiter's Been 'Spying' On You.

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.29.2014 | Science

Astronomers may keep a close watch on Jupiter, and the fifth planet from the sun seems to be returning the favor. At least, that’s what it looks lik...

'Hot Jupiters' Cast Doubt On Planet Theories

natureheader | Mark Zastrow | Posted 07.25.2014 | Science

Scientists searching for worlds outside of the Solar System say that three such planets — distant gas giants that resemble Jupiter — are surprisin...