Jupiter

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    A new study shows how the rise and fall of Europa's ice may bring evidence of life to the surface.
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    A new study explains why Jupiter's Giant Red Spot exists today, even though fluid dynamics suggest that it should have faded centuries ago.
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    Astrobiology Magazine is proud to launch a new comic strip, “The Abominable Snow Aliens of Europa.”
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    By carefully studying the cracked surface of Europa, scientists have determined that the moon once spun around a tilted axis.
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    New observations of Io have revealed a massive volcanic eruption on the Jovian moon.
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    A new study outlines potential science goals for a robotic mission to the surface of Europa. A Europa lander could study the composition and geology of the moon's icy shell and the potential for life in its subsurface ocean.
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    A new analysis of data from NASA's Galileo mission is helping astrobiologists identify regions on the surface of Europa covered with material churned up from inside the moon. Studying this material could yield information about Europa's subsurface ocean and it's potential as a habitat for
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    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.
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    A new study shows that hydrogen peroxide is present over much of the surface of Europa. If hydrogen peroxide mixes through the icy surface and into the water ocean below, it might be an important energy source for life.
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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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    Scientists using data from the W. M. Keck Observatory have found the strongest evidence yet that salty water from the vast liquid ocean beneath Europa’s frozen exterior actually makes its way to the surface.
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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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    New research suggests that water near the surface of Europa does not stay in a liquid state for long. The findings could have implications in developing future missions to study life's potential on the Jovian moon.
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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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