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NASA’s Juno brings incredible photos of Jupiter’s moon Io in the closest flyby yet

Jan 3, 2024
Dunja Djudjic

NASA’s Juno orbiter has performed over 50 flybys of Jupiter so far. Besides documenting the gas giant, it also took photos during close encounters with…

IAPY 2023 contest winners showcase India’s enchanting astrophotography

Dec 27, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

The year’s ending, and we’ve seen plenty of splendid photos from various contests. But don’t think it’s over – we have one more stunning contest to show you. It’s the “Aperture” Indian Astrophotographer of the Year 2023, and it has announced the 2023 winners, showcasing the incredible talent and dedication of India’s astrophotographers.

Top ten most popular posts on DIYP in 2023

Dec 26, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

2023 has been a challenging year for many of us in various aspects. But here on DIYP, it’s been a year brimming with captivating images and thought-provoking stories. Our readers, just like ourselves, were captivated by a diverse range of topics. So, let’s take a moment to revisit the most viewed articles of the year, reliving the thrills, discoveries, and important lessons that resonated with our community.

New Hubble UV image shows Jupiter as we’ve never seen before

Nov 6, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

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.

Happy Halloween from this haunting “face” spotted on Jupiter

Oct 31, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

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.

NASA shares spectacular new photos of Jupiter’s volcanic moon Io

Oct 19, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

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…

Watch: Amateur astronomer captures a rare giant fireball on Jupiter

Sep 27, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

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…

This year’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year includes… a Stargate?

Sep 18, 2023
John Aldred

The Royal Observatory Greenwich’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition always fascinates me. I wouldn’t even begin to know how to create most of the…

This is the first-ever photo of two planets sharing the same orbit

Jul 20, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

Astronomers recently had a groundbreaking discovery – they spotted two exoplanets that could be sharing the same orbit! While not unusual for other celestial bodies,…

Celebrate Webb Telescope’s first anniversary with its best images from the past year

Jul 13, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

Can you believe it’s almost been a year since we’ve seen James Webb Space Telescope’s first photos? To celebrate the first anniversary, NASA shared Webb’s…