Jupiter System

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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    An amateur astronomer reported the visual detection of a fireball on Jupiter at 11:35 UT on September 10 2012.
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    A new study finds that the heat that powers Io's volcanoes comes from a complex, multi-layer source.
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    Astronomers have discovered two new moons orbiting Jupiter.
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    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.
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    A team of scientists has developed the first complete global geologic map of Jupiter's moon Io.
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    New movies of an invisible wave shaking up the jet stream of Jupiter are helping astrobiologists better-understand similar processes on planet Earth.
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    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.
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    Comet samples from NASA's Stardust spacecraft are helping scientists understand the formation of Jupiter. Understanding the history of the early Solar System is important in determining how Earth became habitable for life as we know it.
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    Astrobiology Magazine is highlighting the top 10 stories of 2011. We begin with NASA's Juno spacecraft, which began its journey to the Jupiter system on August 5th. (Originally published 08/04/2011 and 08/05/2011)
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    NASA's Juno spacecraft is set to launch toward Jupiter on August 5th.
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    New data analysis from NASA's Galileo spacecraft has revealed a subsurface ocean of magma beneath the surface of Jupiter's moon Io.
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    This summer, amateur astronomers worked with professionals to spot two fireballs lighting up Jupiter's atmosphere. It was the first time Earth-based telescopes captured relatively small objects burning up in the atmosphere of a giant planet.
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