First Juno science results supported by University of Leicester’s Jupiter ‘forecast’

Credit: Credit: NASA, ESA and J. Nichols (University of Leicester) New observations about the extreme conditions of Jupiter's weather and magnetic fields by University of Leicester astronomers h..

SwRI-led Juno mission to Jupiter delivers first science results

San Antonio -- May 25, 2017 -- NASA's Juno mission, led by Southwest Research Institute's Dr. Scott Bolton, is rewriting what scientists thought they knew about Jupiter specifically, and gas..

First results from Juno show cyclones and massive magnetism

Credit: J.E.P. Connerney et al., Science (2017) On 27 August 2016, the Juno spacecraft made its first close pass around our solar system's largest planet, Jupiter, obtaining insights into its ..

NASA’s Arctic ecosystem science flights begin 

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) A NASA-led effort to monitor changing Arctic and boreal ecosystems has started its second season, with the first aircraft taking flight over Alaska and Northwest Can..

VLA reveals new object near supermassive black hole in famous galaxy

Pointing the Very Large Array (VLA) at a famous galaxy for the first time in two decades, a team of astronomers got a big surprise, finding that a bright new object had appeared near the galaxy's..

Joint UTSA-SwRI study shows how radioactive decay could support extraterrestrial life

San Antonio, TX - May 22, 2017 - In the icy bodies around our solar system, radiation emitted from rocky cores could break up water molecules and support hydrogen-eating microbes. To address this cosm..

Scientists propose synestia, a new type of planetary object

Credit: Simon Lock, Harvard University There's something new to look for in the heavens, and it's called a "synestia," according to planetary scientists Simon Lock at Harvard University an..

NASA mission uncovers a dance of electrons in space

Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Tom Bridgman You can't see them, but swarms of electrons are buzzing through the magnetic environment -- the magnetosphere -- around Earth. The e..

Hubble spots moon around third largest dwarf planet

These two images, taken a year apart, reveal a moon orbiting the dwarf planet 2007 OR10. Each image, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3, shows the... Credit: NASA, ESA, C..

Study finds history of Titan’s landscape resembles that of Mars, not Earth

The environment on Titan, Saturn's largest moon, may seem surprisingly familiar: Clouds condense and rain down on the surface, feeding rivers that flow into oceans and lakes. Outside of Earth, Ti..

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