New York: Five major planets — Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn — in our solar system are lined up in a row for rare planetary conjunction visible to the naked eye. In a clear sky, the planets can be seen shining before dawn. It is a special opportunity to see Mercury, which is usually […]
Washington: NASA and European Space Agency’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured images of a Jupiter-like protoplanet forming through what researchers describe as an “intense and violent process”. This discovery supports a long-debated theory for how planets like Jupiter form, called “disk instability”, the researchers said. The new planet under construction is embedded in a protoplanetary […]
The Sun releases a constant stream of particles and magnetic fields called the solar wind. This solar wind slams worlds across the solar system with particles and radiation which can stream all the way to planetary surfaces unless thwarted by an atmosphere, magnetic field, or both. Comet As the comet gets closer to the Sun, […]
During the flyby on June 7, Juno came within 645 miles (1,038 kilometres) of the surface of Jupiter's largest moon Ganymede and took two images from the Jupiter orbiter's JunoCam imager and from its Stellar Reference Unit star camera.