Kategorie: Jupiter

New Horizons Provides New Look at Jupiter System

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has provided new data on the Jupiter system, stunning scientists with never-before-seen perspectives of the giant planet’s atmosphere, rings, moons and magnetosphere. These new views include the closest look yet...

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Night Fires on Io

The Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) on New Horizons captured another dramatic picture of Jupiter’s moon Io and its volcanic plumes, 19 hours after the spacecraft’s closest approach to Jupiter on February 28, 2007....

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Rosetta teams up with New Horizons

ESA and NASA are mounting a joint campaign to observe Jupiter over the next few weeks with two different spacecraft. Rosetta will watch the big picture from its current position near Mars, whilst New...

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Pluto probe swings by Jupiter

A small spacecraft en route to Pluto flew past Jupiter early on Wednesday, picking up enough speed from the giant planet’s gravity field to shave three years off what would have been a 12-year...

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New Horizons Image: Full Jupiter Mosaic

This image of Jupiter was produced from a 2×2 mosaic of photos. The telescopic camera LORRI on board New Horizons snapped the images during a 3-minute, 35-second span on February 10, 2007, when the...

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Looking at Jupiter…From Mars!

Guess who took this picture of Jupiter? Hubble? Keck? A well equipped amateur here on Earth?Nope, it was taken by the HiRISE camera on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The picture was taken from...

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New Horizons ready for Jupiter flyby

Although New Horizons’ main target is Pluto and the Kuiper Belt, it will have plenty of opportunities to do some science along the way. The spacecraft is now just a few weeks away from...

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