HD 80606 b (rendered here) stands out amid the hundreds of exoplanets discovered recently because of its highly eccentric orbit. Researchers have studied how the planet’s temperature changes as it approaches, sweeps by, and moves..
Jupiter was struck by a celestial object. In the video above, a small blip of light can be seen on the right side of the planet. It may look insignificant, but the resulting explosion was unusually powerful. As..
Artistic rendering of Jupiter’s magnetosphere.Credit: JAXA Solar storms trigger Jupiter’s intense ‘Northern Lights’ by generating a new X-ray aurora that is eight times brighter than normal and hundreds of times more energetic than Earth’s aurora..
This is an illustration of a planet that is four times the mass of Jupiter and orbits 5 billion miles from a brown dwarf companion object (the bright red star seen in the background). The..
New imagery from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is revealing details never before seen on Jupiter. High-resolution maps and spinning globes (rendered in the 4k Ultra HD format) are the first products to come from a..
An artist’s impression showing a newly discovered Jupiter twin gas giant orbiting the solar twin star, HIP 11915. The planet is of a very similar mass to Jupiter and orbits at the same distance from..
On June 30, Venus and Jupiter were close in western skies at dusk. Near the culmination of this year’s gorgeous conjunction, the two bright evening planets are captured in the same telescopic field of view..
(Jupiter as seen by the New Horizons spacecraft) Jupiter may have swept through the early solar system like a wrecking ball, destroying a first generation of inner planets before retreating into its current orbit, according..
In this artist’s conceptual illustration, the moon Ganymede orbits giant planet Jupiter. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope detected auroras on the moon controlled by Ganymede’s magnetic fields. Image released March 12, 2015. Credit: NASA, ESA NASA’s..
Hubble captures rare triple moon transit of Jupiter Above, is one of the beautiful images that Hubble took. Rarely do we get a chance to see three moons transit, or cross in front of, Jupiter..