Juno Spacecraft Enters Jupiter's Orbit and Will Reveal the Planet's Secrets

Juno Spacecraft Enters Jupiter's Orbit and Will Reveal the Planet's Secrets

Five years after NASA launched the Juno spacecraft from Earth, it has finally arrived at Jupiter's orbit to study the largest planet in our Solar System in greater detail.

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Solar System - Jupiter's Unusual Moons

Jupiter's Unusual Moons

13.06.2016042

The 1st group of satellites are those closest to the planet. The 4 largest ones are the Galilean moons, named so for their discoverer - Galileo Galilei. These are Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto. The small Amalthea also belongs to this group.

Solar System - Hidden Planet Nine Found

Hidden Planet Nine Found

22.01.20160127

A team of astrophysicists from the US announced that they've discovered a 9th planet in our Solar System. The newly found celestial object is located considerably far away from Earth.

Solar System - Five Planets Line Up This Month

Five Planets Line Up This Month

19.01.20160110

We'll be able to witness a rare phenomenon in the night sky this month. Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will line up and be visible to the naked eye.

Solar System - Scientists Find the Most Important Planet Outside our Solar System

Scientists Find the Most Important Planet Outside our Solar System

27.11.2015058

A brand new world, slightly rocky and warm, with its own atmosphere, was spotted by astronomers orbiting around one of the stars near our Solar System.

Solar System - Jupiter Once Birthed Another Gas Giant Planet in the Solar System

Jupiter Once Birthed Another Gas Giant Planet in the Solar System

04.11.2015065

Billions of years ago, a collision between Jupiter and another celestial body birthed another gas giant planet in our Solar System, writes the Astrophysical Journal, quoting a Canadian study.

Solar System - Mercury Will Disappear After it Collides with Venus or the Sun

Mercury Will Disappear After it Collides with Venus or the Sun

04.09.2015061

The astronomer has been observing the movement of the planets to predict their trajectory for billions of years in the future. According to the expert, Mercury will collide with the celestial bodies nearest it - Venus or the Sun, after 5 billion years.

Solar System - Did Earth Spread Life Throughout the Solar System?

Did Earth Spread Life Throughout the Solar System?

23.03.20150106

In a new study, scientists are studying the probability of an explosion on Earth's crust, caused by asteroids throughout the past 3. 5 billion years, to have spread the seeds of life to other planets in our solar system.

Solar System - The Philae Probe Will Reveal the Secrets of the Universe

The Philae Probe Will Reveal the Secrets of the Universe

13.11.2014076

Samples taken from the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko are supposed to reveal details surrounding the formation and development of the Earth and other planets from our Solar System.

Solar System - Pieces of Ice Found on Mercury

Pieces of Ice Found on Mercury

27.10.2014067

Some of the craters on the planet remain in the shade and the ice manages to survive. The low levels of light in these regions created the right conditions to allow the water on the planet to freeze.

Solar System - Registered Water Clouds are Evidence of Extraterrestrial Life

Registered Water Clouds are Evidence of Extraterrestrial Life

01.09.2014088

Research by American astronomers shows evidence of water clouds outside our Solar System. The water clouds, observed by the experts, are registered on a brown dwarf, found 7. 3 light years from Earth.

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