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NASA Releases First Image Taken By Juno In Jupiter's Orbit

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 07.13.2016 | Science

Ahoy there, Jupiter! NASA has released the first image taken by the Juno spacecraft while in orbit of the solar system’s largest planet. The color p...

Astronomers Have Detected Clouds Of Water Outside Our Solar System

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 07.10.2016 | Science

Astronomers say they have detected clouds of water outside of our solar system ― the first discovery of its kind. The remarkable find was located 7....

Friday Talking Points -- Stop All The Madness

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Stop all the madness... please. We simply have no other words to even attempt to explain or comment on all the shootings this week -- the two black men killed by cops, and the five cops killed by a racist and murderous sniper in Dallas.

Juno Is In Orbit Around Jupiter

Jay M. Pasachoff | Posted 07.05.2016 | Science
Jay M. Pasachoff

With the headset on, I could look behind me to see a huge Jupiter as we passed from pole to pole, and in front of me I could see the spacecraft, eventually seeing through the protective titanium vault to see the individual experiments' electronics.

What NASA's Juno Mission Gets Wrong About Galileo

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 07.05.2016 | Science

With the spot-on early success of its Juno mission, NASA has shown once again that it knows a thing or two about sending probes to distant planets. Bu...

NASA's Spacecraft Juno Set To Dance With Jupiter

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 07.05.2016 | Science

UPDATE: 11:54 p.m. ET -- "Welcome to Jupiter!" After a tense, 35-minute engine burn, NASA's Juno spacecraft successfully began its orbit of Jupiter la...

Wild Light Show, Strange Sounds Coming From Jupiter

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 07.01.2016 | Science

Jupiter is putting on quite a show -- with both sound and light. A new Hubble image shows a stunning light show, capturing an aurora display on the ...

Juno, Jupiter And The Battery Dude

Petra Perkins | Posted 06.28.2016 | Science
Petra Perkins

What's all the jubilation about? Well, for one of the last people who touched the little spaceship's battery before it left the earth in 2011, it's a time for joyous celebration. That would be Mike Surline, a guy who knows batteries.

NASA Teases Upcoming Jupiter Encounter With Hollywood-Style Trailer

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.17.2016 | Science

Hollywood, eat your heart out: It seems the blockbuster of the summer may belong to NASA. In a dramatic, film trailer-esque video released this week, ...

Jupiter's Ocean Moon Europa Might Be A Good Place To Swim, But Could We Live There?

The Huffington Post | Lee Speigel | Posted 05.24.2016 | Science

Jupiter's ocean moon Europa -- one of the planet's four main moons -- may be chemically balanced to spawn life similar to Earth's oceans, according to...

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 06.30.2016 | 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 06.25.2016 | 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 ...