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Stretching forces shaped Jupiter Moon’s surface
Jul 17, 2014
Processes that shaped the ridges and troughs on the surface of Jupiter's icy moon Ganymede are likely similar to tectonic processes seen on Earth.
Ganymede May Harbor ‘Club Sandwich’ of Oceans and Ice
May 7, 2014
A new NASA-funded study has shown that Jupiter's moon Ganymede might have layers of ice and oceans sandwiched together beneath its surface.
How Mighty Jupiter Could Have Changed Earth’s Habitability
Apr 10, 2014
Is Jupiter a friendly planet, Earth's enemy, or perhaps both?
A Global Map of Ganymede
Feb 18, 2014
Using images from NASA’s Voyager Mission (1979) and the orbital Galileo Mission (1995), researchers have created the first global geological map of Jupiter’s largest moon, Ganymede.
Jupiter’s Red Spot and Planetary Formation
Dec 3, 2013
A new study explains why Jupiter's Giant Red Spot exists today, even though fluid dynamics suggest that it should have faded centuries ago.
Large Eruption on Io
Aug 27, 2013
New observations of Io have revealed a massive volcanic eruption on the Jovian moon.
Io’s Volcanoes are in the Wrong Place
Apr 9, 2013
A new study shows that volcanic activity on Jupiter's moon Io is not where models predicted it would be. The study provides new insight into the processes behind tidal heating.
Modeling the Origins of Jupiter and Saturn
Mar 8, 2013
A new theoretical model is providing clues to how the gas giant planets in our solar system -- Jupiter and Saturn -- might have formed and evolved.
Instruments Chosen for Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter
Feb 24, 2013
The JUpiter ICy moons Explorer mission, JUICE, will carry a total of 11 scientific experiments to study the gas giant planet and its large ocean-bearing moons.
Watching Io Erupt from Earth
Oct 23, 2012
Using a combination of Earth-based telescopic surveys and archival data, a team of researchers has gathered nearly 40 snapshots of volcanic eruptions on Jupiter's 'volcanic wonderland' moon, Io.
A Fresh Impact on Jupiter
Sep 14, 2012
An amateur astronomer reported the visual detection of a fireball on Jupiter at 11:35 UT on September 10 2012.
Mapping Io’s Heat
Jun 12, 2012
A new study finds that the heat that powers Io's volcanoes comes from a complex, multi-layer source.
Jupiter’s Smallest Moon
Jun 8, 2012
Astronomers have discovered two new moons orbiting Jupiter.
May 4, 2012
The European Space Agency has selected its next large science mission - the Jupiter Icy moons Explorer (JUICE). JUICE is set to launch in 2022 and will study the diverse moons of Jupiter and their potential as habitats for life.
Mapping Io’s Dynamic Volcanism
Mar 22, 2012
A team of scientists has developed the first complete global geologic map of Jupiter's moon Io.
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