Marcy's team reported in 1998 that one planet, at least 1.8 times Jupiter's
mass, takes some 61 days to orbit the star (SN: 6/27/98, p.
"Jupiter is so massive that even the lightest gas, hydrogen, cannot escape Jupiter's
gravity, and, in fact, is compressed into a liquid form in Jupiter's
interior," NASA spokesperson David C.
The Juno mission team also pointed out some fascinating images hidden among Jupiter's
colorful clouds, such as a blue-eyed dragon.
It is this asymmetry that became the key to the researchers' understanding of Jupiter's
"Juno is designed to look beneath these clouds," said planetary science professor Yohai Kaspi of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, who led part of the research using Juno's new measurements of Jupiter's
It is hoped Juno will reveal the gaseous world's polar region in detail for the first time, will peer beneath Jupiter's
clouds with a microwave radiometer and will search for evidence of a solid core.
origins, in turn, affected the development and position of the rest of the planets, including Earth and its fortuitous location conducive to the evolution of life.
We took our first step to gain firsthand answers on December 7, 1995, when NASA's Galileo probe--a 339-kilogram, 1.3-meter-wide craft--hurtled into Jupiter's
atmosphere at 48 km per second.
Many probes use Jupiter's
gravity to pick up speed on their way to the outer solar system.
| A reception for HMS Jupiter at Middlesbrough Town Hall around 1984 with Captain Colin Hamilton, Mayor Malcolm Kirk, seated second left, |and mace bearer Bernard Martin, above left, and the crew marching through the town on HMS Jupiter's
final visit to Middlesbrough in April 1992, above right
Washington, January 29 ( ANI ): Volcanic activity on Jupiter's
moon Io affects auroral activity in the planet' magnetosphere, researchers have revealed.
This year, Jupiter's
and Earth's elliptical orbits happen to bring them particularly close - though still very far apart.