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June 28, 2022

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Scientists Map Sulfur Residue on Jupiter's Icy Moon Europa

A team has used the Hubble Space Telescope to observe Jupiter's moon, Europa, at ultraviolet wavelengths, filling in a 'gap' in the various wavelengths used to observe this icy water world. The ...

Simulations Reveal Hydrodynamics of Planetary Engulfment by Expanding Star

A new study using hydrodynamical simulations reveals the forces acting on a planet when it is swallowed by an expanding star. The results show that the interactions of a substellar body (a planet or ...

Experiments Measure Freezing Point of Extraterrestrial Oceans to Aid Search for Life

A planetary scientist worked with engineers to measure the physical limits for a liquid when salty water is at very high pressure. The results ...

Jupiter's Moon Has Splendid Dunes

Scientists have long wondered how Jupiter's innermost moon, Io, has meandering ridges as grand as any that can be seen in movies like 'Dune.' Now, a research study has provided a new explanation of ...
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One Year on This Giant, Blistering Hot Planet Is Just 16 Hours Long

Astronomers have discovered an ultrahot Jupiter with shortest orbit of any known gas giant ...

Juno Peers Deep Into Jupiter’s Colorful Belts and Zones

A new study of data captured in orbit around Jupiter has revealed new insights into what's happening deep beneath the gas giant's distinctive and colorful ...

Astronomers Provide 'Field Guide' to Exoplanets Known as Hot Jupiters

By combining Hubble Space Telescope observations with theoretical models, a team of astronomers has gained insights into the chemical and physical makeup of a variety of exoplanets known as hot ...

NASA, ULA Launch Lucy Mission to ‘fossils’ of Planet Formation

NASA's Lucy mission, the agency's first to Jupiter's Trojan asteroids, launched from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. Over the next 12 years, Lucy will fly by one ...

To Watch a Comet Form, a Spacecraft Could Tag Along for a Journey Toward the Sun

A new article proposes that space probes could hitch a ride with 'centaurs' as they become comets. Along the way, the spacecraft would gather data that would otherwise be impossible to ...

Radio Signals from Distant Stars Suggest Hidden Planets

Using the world's most powerful radio antenna, scientists have discovered stars unexpectedly blasting out radio waves, possibly indicating the existence of hidden ...

Space Scientists Reveal Secret Behind Jupiter's 'Energy Crisis'

New research has revealed the solution to Jupiter's 'energy crisis', which has puzzled astronomers for decades. Astronomers have created a detailed global map of the gas giant's ...

Hubble Finds Evidence of Water Vapor at Jupiter's Moon Ganymede

Astronomers have uncovered evidence of water vapor in the atmosphere of Jupiter's moon Ganymede. This water vapor forms when ice from the moon's surface sublimates -- that is, turns from ...

Spotted: An Exoplanet With the Potential to Form Moons

New high-resolution observations clearly show a moon-forming region around exoplanet PDS 70c. The observations have allowed astronomers to determine the ring-shaped region's size and mass for ...

Scientists Solve 40-Year Mystery Over Jupiter's X-Ray Aurora

Researchers combined close-up observations of Jupiter's environment by NASA's satellite Juno, which is currently orbiting the planet, with simultaneous X-ray measurements from the European ...

Hubble Watches How a Giant Planet Grows

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is giving astronomers a rare look at a Jupiter-sized, still-forming planet that is feeding off material surrounding a young ...

Carbon Dioxide-Rich Liquid Water in Ancient Meteorite

Scientists detect small pockets of carbon dioxide-rich liquid water in a meteorite dating from the early solar ...

New Research Reveals Secret to Jupiter's Curious Aurora Activity

Jupiter's polar cap is threaded in part with closed magnetic field lines rather than entirely with open magnetic field lines, new research ...

First X-Rays from Uranus Discovered

Astronomers have detected X-rays from Uranus using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. This result may help scientists learn more about this enigmatic ice giant planet in our solar ...

Scientists Discover a New Auroral Feature on Jupiter

Astronomers have detected new faint aurora features, characterized by ring-like emissions, which expand rapidly over time. Scientists determined that charged particles coming from the edge of ...

Powerful Stratospheric Winds Measured on Jupiter

Astronomers have now directly measured winds in Jupiter's middle atmosphere. By analyzing the aftermath of a comet collision from the 1990s, the researchers have revealed incredibly powerful ...

Jupiter's Great Red Spot Feeds on Smaller Storms

The stormy, centuries-old maelstrom of Jupiter's Great Red Spot was shaken but not destroyed by a series of anticyclones that crashed into it over the past few years, according to a new ...

Jupiter's 'Dawn Storm' Auroras Are Surprisingly Earth-Like

The midnight births of the dramatic bright surges in Jupiter's aurora known as dawn storms are captured in a new study of data from the Juno space ...

Distant Planet May Be on Its Second Atmosphere

Scientists have found evidence that a planet orbiting a distant star may have lost its atmosphere but gained a second one through volcanic ...

Comet Makes a Pit Stop Near Jupiter's Asteroids

After traveling several billion miles toward the Sun, a wayward young comet-like object orbiting among the giant planets has found a temporary parking place along the way. The object has settled near ...

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