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Ten Best Pictures From NASA's Cassini Probe
See the ten best pictures that have been taken from NASA's Cassini probe over the years.
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Surreal Pictures Show Jupiter Is Even Weirder Than We Thought
Early scientific findings from the Juno spacecraft show a world of intricate clouds, intense magnetism, and a potentially eroding core.
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Has NASA found Life in Space?
Press conference held on Thursday to discuss promising findings from the Cassini mission
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Exciting New Photos from Jupiter
NASA's JunoCam has sent back more stunning images of Jupiter
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Jupiter Looms Large and 9 More Can’t-Miss Sky Events in April
This month, see the moon join up with constellations and planets and Jupiter at its brightest.
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Pictures Show a Mysterious Planet Get More Surreal Over Time
A spinning, solar-powered spacecraft has captured new images of the neighborhood’s largest planet—and wow, are they spectacular.
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Hubble Gets First Peek at Atmospheres of Rocky Alien Planets
The two potentially habitable exoplanets both seem to have dense, compact blankets of gas like those around Earth or Venus.
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Can NASA Find Alien Life On Jupiter’s Moon Europa?
A new lander could be sent to drill into the crust of Jupiter’s icy moon.
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Top 7 Must-See Sky Events for 2017
Get ready to see an icy comet encounter, close planetary pairings, and more celestial wonders.
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See The First Picture of Jupiter’s North Pole
The planet’s northern cap is not quite what scientists expected, with oddly blue clouds and a sprinkling of circular storms.
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Jupiter’s Red Spot Churns Out Air Hotter Than Lava
Sound waves from the famous storm seem to be heating the region above it, and something similar may be happening over Earth’s mountains.
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Juno Spacecraft Sends First Image From Orbit Around Jupiter
Having survived its first pass through deadly radiation, the probe is ready to return more images.
About Jupiter

The planet Jupiter is named after the Roman God, Jupiter, God of the sky. Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system and is the fifth planet from the sun.

Because Jupiter is mostly made up of gas (hydrogen and helium) it has no surface. However, it is believed that at the core of Jupiter is dense and made up of different elements. The core is sometimes referred to as rocky, but its exact composition is unknown.

Jupiter may be best known for the Great Red Dot, a constant anticyclonic storm that occurs on Jupiter. The storm has been occurring for more than 186 years. The Great Red Dot is about the same size as Earth.

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