The NASA Hubble Space Telescope has treated us with another gorgeous image. This time, it has shown us Jupiter in a totally different light. It’s a “different light,” both figuratively and literally: Jupiter doesn’t only look different than what we’re used to, but the shot was also taken using ultraviolet light.
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Just in time for Halloween, NASA released a photo of a creepy “face” staring at us from Jupiter. Juno spacecraft spotted it earlier this fall, and now is definitely the best time to share it. It even reminds me of Edward Munch’s The Scream a bit.
During Juno’s flyby on October 15, 2023, it took some photos of Jupiter’s fifth moon, Io. The latest images of the volcanic beauty are truly remarkable, offering a mesmerizing view of the most volcanically active body in our solar system.
Amateur astronomer Tadao Ohsugi captured a giant fireball blasting at Jupiter’s southern hemisphere. Despite Jupiter being “the vacuum cleaner of the Solar System”, this isn’t an everyday sight. In fact, according to astronomers, this is the second biggest one to be captured in a decade. thankfully, Ohsugi got it in a timelapse, so we can see the massive blast, too.
The mission completed its 49th close flyby of Jupiter on March 1, 2023. “As the spacecraft flew low over the giant planet’s cloud tops,” NASA says, “its JunoCam instrument captured this look at bands of high-altitude haze forming above cyclones in an area known as Jet N7.”
For the last couple of weeks, we were lucky to see a relatively rare phenomenon in the night sky. Venus and Jupiter were dancing in the sky, getting closer and closer as if they were flirting. Their “kiss,” or the conjunction, took place on March 2 and it was a real treat for astrophotographers and stargazers.
Indian photographer Soumyadeep Mukherjee captured the whole process in a marvelous set of photos. He turned it into a collage that shows us the dance of Venus and Jupiter, one step at a time.
We’ve seen plenty of stunning images of Jupiter and its moons, Ganymede, Europa, and Io, thanks to NASA’s Juno probe. However, the spacecraft recently had a glitch that cost it most of the images it had taken during the latest flyby. That’s over 200 photos that could have been used for scientific purposes as much as for admiration. And what’s concerning is – this is the second glitch in a row.
NASA’s Juno spacecraft has treated us with some stunning photos of Jupiter and its moons, Ganymede and Europa. But now, the mission to Jupiter has turned its cameras on sister moon Io. And in this family of moons, this is the sister that’s got a temper!
Io is the most volcanic place in the solar system, with eruptions raging all over its surface. Juno captured them in a photo, revealing the red-hot beauty and temper of Jupiter’s moon.
No, it’s not the back view of Patrick Stewert’s head. Nor is it a cricket ball that was lost in 1926 and spent the rest of its life hidden under a hedge on the village green. Nope, what you’re looking at instead is actually one of Jupiter’s 80 moons. This is an image of Europa released by NASA and taken by its Juno mission.
Observations from the spacecraft’s pass of the moon provided the first close-up in over two decades of this ocean world, resulting in remarkable imagery and unique science.