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Jupiter: Fifth planet from the Sun in the Solar System
Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest in the Solar System. It is a gas giant with a mass one-thousandth that of the Sun, but two-and-a-half times that of all the other planets in the Solar System combined. Jupiter has been known to astronomers since antiquity. It is named after the Roman god Jupiter. When viewed from Earth, Jupiter can be bright enough for its reflected light to cast shadows, and is on average the third-brightest natural object in the night sky after the Moon and Venus.


NASA's Juno spacecraft captures Jupiter's swirling clouds

nasa's juno spacecraft captures jupiter's swirling clouds
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- NASA's Juno spacecraft has captured swirling clouds in the region of Jupiter's northern hemisphere known as "Jet N4," according to a latest release of NASA's Jet...
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Most Extreme 'Hot Jupiter' Alien Planet Completes 1 Orbit Every 18 Hours

most extreme 'hot jupiter' alien planet completes 1 orbit every 18 hours
Giant alien worlds known as hot Jupiters get scorchingly close to their host stars, and now astronomers have discovered the most extreme version of such planets to date — one that zips around its..
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20 new moons were discovered around Saturn

The new discovery increases the moons orbiting the "jewel of our solar system" to 82, surpassing Jupiter
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Discovery of 20 new moons puts Saturn ahead of Jupiter

discovery of 20 new moons puts saturn ahead of jupiter
The solar system has a new winner in the moon department. Twenty new moons have been found around Saturn, giving the ringed planet a total of 82. That beats Jupiter and its 79...
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Saturn overtakes Jupiter as planet with most moons

A US team discovers 20 new moons around the ringed planet, bringing the total to 82.
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Minor planet named after Pandit Jasraj, first Indian musician to receive this honour

A minor planet, between Mars and Jupiter, has been named after Pandit Jasraj, the doyen of Indian classical vocal music. International Astronomical Union (IAU) has named minor planet 2006 VP32 (number..
IndiaTimes - Published

Giant planet around tiny star 'should not exist'

The Jupiter-like world is unusually large compared with its host star, challenging existing theories.
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Ammonia storms in Jupiter is affecting gas giant's colorful looks

ammonia storms in jupiter is affecting gas giant's colorful looks
Jupiter's clouds are wildly beautiful and a new radio wave image of Jupiter made with the Atacama Large Millimetre/Submillimetre Array (ALMA) telescope has offered new insights on what is happening..
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NASA confirms Europa Clipper mission to Jupiter moon to search for alien life

NASA has confirmed the next phase of development of the Europa Clipper mission – an interplanetary mission to Jupiter’s smallest moon Europa. The US space agency has cleared the mission to progress..
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Jupiter Was Hit by Another Planet 4.5 Billion Years Ago in...

jupiter was hit by another planet 4.5 billion years ago in...
Jupiter may have been struck by a newborn planet in a colossal head-on collision 4.5 billon years ago that fundamentally altered the solar system's largest gas giant, according to a study published in..
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Poor old Jupiter has had a rough childhood after getting a massive hit from a mega-Earth

poor old jupiter has had a rough childhood after getting a massive hit from a mega-earth
Jumpin' Jupiter smash, it's a gas, gas, gas Jupiter may have started life as a dense rocky planet that only became more gas-like after a massive newborn planet smashed right into it 4.5 billion years..
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A meteor large enough to see from Earth just hit Jupiter

The rare moment was captured with nothing more than a backyard telescope in Texas
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Breathtaking new image of Jupiter provides clues about mysterious Great Red Spot

The images captured in June by the Hubble telescope show in vivid color Jupiter's Great Red Spot and the swirling clouds in its atmosphere. - Published

Weird 'Praying Monk' Ice Daggers Host Life in One of Earth's Highest, Most Extreme Environments

weird 'praying monk' ice daggers host life in one of earth's highest, most extreme environments
Strange blades of ice found on Earth's second-highest volcano are home to a community of microscopic life, scientists have discovered. Nieves penitentes, snow formations found high up in the Andes,..
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Scientists unravels theory behind formation of moon

scientists unravels theory behind formation of moon
When Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei first spotted four moons of Jupiter through a telescope, he realised that not everything goes around the Earth, as was the prevailing theory in 1610. The..
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Cloudy weather plays truant, hides Super Jupiter from enthusiasts

Planet Watch: Jupiter visible only intermittently on Monday when it was at its brightest
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Look out for Jupiter today at its best and brightest

look out for jupiter today at its best and brightest
Ahmedabad: Today, gaze at the sky after the sundown and look southeastward. After the dark, you’ll be able to see the bright celestial object – the brightest in summer sky – which is none other..
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Jupiter will be so close this weekend, its moons will be visible with binoculars

Skywatchers, Monday night is your best chance of the year to get a close look at Jupiter, the biggest planet in our solar system. - Published

Stargazing June: Mighty Jupiter reigns supreme

stargazing june: mighty jupiter reigns supreme
Mighty Jupiter reigns over the southern skies this month. It’s the brightest object in the heavens in June – apart from the sun and moon, of course, and Venus rising just before the sun – and on..
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Jupiter's largest moons will be visible this month

NASA has a message for space lovers this month: Look up
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Hubble captures birth of giant storm on Neptune: NASA

hubble captures birth of giant storm on neptune: nasa
In a first, the Hubble Space Telescope has beamed back images documenting the birth of a giant storm on Neptune, a finding that may reveal insights on the inner workings of the poorly-understood ice..
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Jupiter was once four times farther away from the sun

It’s an accepted theory that gas giants like Jupiter started off far away from their stars and moved closer over time. - Published

Jupiter mystery solved? Scientists reveal how they believe the planet really formed

Scientists discover Jupiter picked up steam no where near the sun! - Published

Jupiter's moon might have an oceanic jet stream like our gulf stream

jupiter's moon might have an oceanic jet stream like our gulf stream
French scientists think Jupiter’s pesky magnetic field might be making waves, literally, in Europa’s subsurface ocean. ......
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Planet Jupiter: Spectacular picture of Jupiter's storms

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.
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Watch the crescent moon slide between Jupiter, Saturn and Venus

If you want to see something pretty cool in the night sky all you have to do it be up before sunrise. - Published

Breathtaking photo of Jupiter clouds looks like a work of art: 'Van Gogh is that you?'

An image captured by NASA's Jupiter spacecraft paints a stunning picture of the planet's swirling clouds. - Published

This is quite possibly the best photo of Jupiter's clouds yet

NASA's Juno spacecraft has been flexing its photography muscles and snapped an absolutely stunning new image of Jupiter's swirling clouds. - Published

Scientists need help naming Jupiter’s newly discovered moons

Now's your chance to name a moon
CBS News - Published

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