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NASA scientists confirm water vapor on Europa  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
Forty years ago, a Voyager spacecraft snapped the first closeup images of Europa, one of Jupiter's 79 moons. These revealed brownish cracks slicing the moon's icy surface, which give Europa the look of a... more
How large can a planet be?  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. In terms of mass, Jupiter dwarfs the other planets. If you were to gather all the other planets together into a single mass, Jupiter would still be... more
Image: ESA's Juice model cast in gold for antenna tests  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In a decade's time, an exciting new visitor will enter the Jovian system: ESA's Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, or Juice. As its name suggests, the mission will explore... more
Juice cast in gold  ESA · 2 weeks
Image: In a decade’s time, an exciting new visitor will enter the Jovian system: ESA’s Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, or Juice. As its name suggests, the mission will... more
Jupiter-sized exoplanet discovered through microlensing  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The path of a light beam is bent by the presence of mass, and a massive body can therefore act like a lens (a "gravitational lens") to distort the image of an object seen behind it. Scientists first... more
Moonrise at Europe's mission control  ESA · 3 weeks
Image: After a spooky day of spacecraft operations, a crescent Moon rises over ESA's mission control in Darmstadt, Germany. Just next to it, to the bottom-right,... more
The science of exoplanets is poised for major breakthroughs  nanowerk · 3 weeks
TESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, is NASA's newest exoplanet mission. TESS will find thousands of new planets orbiting nearby stars. During its two year survey, TESS will watch a... more
Clouds on Jupiter rising up above the surrounding atmosphere  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Though it looks like it to us, Jupiter's clouds do no form a flat surface. Some of its clouds rise up above the surrounding cloud tops. The two bright spots... more
Beyond Jupiter, researchers discover a 'cradle of comets'  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Comets are known to have a temper. As they swoop in from the outer edges of our solar system, these icy bodies begin spewing gas and dust as they venture closer to... more
Lucy mission completes critical design review  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The Lucy mission led by Southwest Research Institute is one step closer to its 2021 launch to explore the Trojan asteroids, a population of ancient small bodies that share an orbit with Jupiter. With the successful... more
Remarkable story of shock wave physics in post-World War II America  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Physicists predicted the Hubble Space Telescope would see a rising vapor plume as the Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet crashed into the far side of Jupiter in 1994.... more
Sandia scientists tell the remarkable story of shock wave physics in post-World War II America  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Sandia National Laboratories physicists Mark Boslough and Dave Crawford predicted the Hubble Space Telescope would see a rising... more
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