Volcanoes feed the atmosphere on Jupiter’s moon Io

The atmosphere on Jupiter's moon Io is a witches' brew made from the sulfurous burps of more than 400 volcanoes. Now scientists know how it got that way.

Robert Sanders-UC Berkeley • futurity
Oct. 27, 2020 ~11 min

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The four most promising worlds for alien life in the solar system

The clouds of Venus may harbour alien life. But where else?

Gareth Dorrian, Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Space Science, University of Birmingham • conversation
Sept. 18, 2020 ~7 min

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Jupiter’s moons may keep each other toasty

Jupiter's moons are pretty hot, at least hotter than they should be, given how far away they are from the sun. A new study explains why that may be.

Mikayla Mace-Arizona • futurity
Sept. 14, 2020 ~6 min

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Scientists obtain 'lucky' image of Jupiter

The Hawaii-based Gemini telescope produces a super-sharp picture of the gas giant in the infrared.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 8, 2020 ~2 min

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Saturn overtakes Jupiter as planet with most moons

Jupiter had been the "moon king" for some 20 years.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
Oct. 7, 2019 ~4 min

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Nasa confirms ocean moon mission

Scientists working on a mission to the ocean moon of Europa can proceed with the final design and construction of the spacecraft, Nasa has said.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
Aug. 20, 2019 ~4 min

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Massive newbie planet smacked young Jupiter head-on

The collision between a newborn planet and a younger Jupiter could explain some suprising readings from NASA's Juno mission.

Jade Boyd-Rice • futurity
Aug. 15, 2019 ~6 min

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Planet Jupiter: Spectacular picture of Jupiter's storms

Three images of Jupiter are combined to make a striking new image of the planet and its famous spot.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
March 22, 2019 ~1 min

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