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How Mighty Jupiter Could Have Changed Earth's Habitability
Topic: Jupiter
04/10/14
Is Jupiter a friendly planet, Earth's enemy, or perhaps both?

Villain in disguise: Jupiter’s role in impacts on Earth
Topic: Jupiter
03/12/12
Jupiter is often credited for shielding Earth from catastrophic asteroid and comet impacts. But new simulations of the influence of gas giant planets in solar systems casts doubt on Jupiter’s reputation as Earth’s protector.

Hiding from Jupiter's Radiation
Topic: Jupiter
01/19/09
The intense radiation around Jupiter will complicate possible future missions to the moon Europa. A new project plans to create a "radiation weather map" that will help pinpoint regions where astrobiologically-relevant molecules may survive.

Studying a Giant Planet
Topic: Jupiter
10/09/08
Eight years from now, the Juno spacecraft will arrive at Jupiter, with instruments to study its atmosphere. Research goals for the mission include determining how the giant planet formed, how much water it contains, and how its powerful auroras compare to Earth´s Northern Lights.

How Jupiter Got Big
Topic: Jupiter
06/02/02
How did the largest planet in our solar system form? New theories on how planets like Jupiter form put traditional theories to the test.

How Jupiter Got Big
Topic: Jupiter
05/07/01
How did the largest planet in our solar system form? New theories on how planets like Jupiter form put traditional theories to the test.
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