Jupiter’s magnetic field is profoundly different from that of all other known planets — it essentially has two magnetic south poles instead of just one, a new Nature studyfinds. Continue reading Jupiter’s magnetic field has two ‘south poles’
HAPPY NEW YEAR from the depths of outer space! While you were getting ready for your holiday vacation, NASA’s space probes were hard at work gathering awesome photos for you. Like Juno, the little spacecraft capturing the Earth-sized tempests while orbiting Jupiter.
NASA’s Juno spacecraft has consistently been coming through with the best close-up images of Jupiter we’ve ever seen. But a newly released, enhanced-color image of a large dark spot might be the most ethereal of all—its swirling, colorful clouds make it seem like a Jovian Van Gogh.
The Juno spacecraft has snapped the first photo ever of Jupiter’s north pole, revealing some intriguing surprises.
Astronomers have located water clouds around the coldest-known object outside the solar system, a brown dwarf 7.2 light-years from Earth.