Radio on Jupiter, Brought to You by Ganymede

Louis et al. [2020] present exciting new observations of radio emissions on Jupiter from the NASA Juno spacecraft – the first direct detection of Jovian decametric radio emissions induced by the interaction between Jupiter and the moon Ganymede. These observations were made as Juno crossed a polar region of the Giant Planet where […]

Stunning photo of Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn will amaze you

An amateur astro-photographer captured a stunning image of the “Great Conjunction” of Jupiter and Saturn Monday night (Dec. 21), revealing the solar system’s giant and its moons just a fingernail-width away (from our perspective) from Saturn, whose rings are shockingly clear in the night sky.  Though the image was captured with a camera attached to […]

How to watch tonight’s ‘great conjunction’ of Jupiter and Saturn

This evening, on the first day of astronomical winter, you may be able to see a rare phenomenon witnessed when the famous astronomer Galileo Galilei was alive: Jupiter and Saturn will appear so close to one another in the night sky, the gassy behemoths will look like one star: the Christmas star. Called the great […]

FM Radio on Jupiter, Brought to You by Ganymede

Louis et al. [2020] present exciting new observations of radio emissions on Jupiter from the NASA Juno spacecraft – the first direct detection of decametric radio emissions originating from its Moon Ganymede. These observations were made as Juno crossed a polar region of the Giant Planet where the magnetic field lines are connected […]

Polar cyclones on Jupiter create a spellbinding vortex cluster

Jupiter’s north pole is a swirling mass of cyclones, and their mesmerizing dance was recently captured in astonishing detail in images from JunoCam, the visible light camera/telescope on NASA’s Juno orbiter. The Juno mission, launched on Aug. 5, 2011, has been collecting data on Jupiter since 2016. Juno recently completed its 29th orbit of the […]