Jupiter

EUROPA PLUME SITES LACK EXPECTED HEAT SIGNATURES

The study of two potential plume sites on Jupiter’s moon Europa has shown a lack of expected hotspot signatures, unlike Enceladus where plumes have a very clear and obvious temperature signature, research by Planetary Science Institute Senior Scientist Julie Rathbun shows. “We searched through the available Galileo thermal data at the locations proposed as the […]

NASA VISITOR CENTER ASTRONOMY RETURNS TO THE BEACH

Summer has arrived and the time has come for beach days, long nights and family fun. NASA has found an exciting way of combining these three things through its Astronomy and Night Sky Summer Series on Assateague Island, Virginia, Thursday, July 14th. The public event starts with an Astronomy 101 presentation at the Chincoteague National […]

SPACE’S TOP 40

Next time you tune in to public radio or the hottest Top 40 radio station, you’ll be using some of the same tools NASA uses to unravel the mysteries of the universe. Courtney Duncan, an engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, says studying radio waves coming from a known source in space […]

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