September 15, 2013 |
Jupiter is back. After hiding in the glare of the sun for much of the summer, the gas giant is highly visible once again, and you can get a closer look at it online, live, right here. On Sunday evening, beginning at 10:30 p.m. PDT, the team at the online astronomy site Slooh.com will turn their telescope on Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, and stream the results for the world to see. You can watch the show live in the video box above. Over the course of the broadcast viewers should get to see Jupiter's four largest moons -- Ganymede, Europa, Io and Callisto -- and watch them slowly dance around the planet.
August 30, 2013 |
Looking for a Labor Day sky-watching plan? Keep your eye out for Jupiter. The giant gaseous planet will be the second-brightest body in the sky, after the moon, this weekend, and you won't be able to miss it, according to EarthSky.org. The bummer for late-night partiers is that the best view of the planet will be early in the morning, some time around dawn. But early risers will have a front-row seat to the show. At 6 a.m. on Saturday morning, look low in the sky to the East to find Jupiter right next to a thin crescent moon.
December 2, 2013 |
Scientists may have figured out why Jupiter's Great Red Spot -- the massive storm that's two to three times the size of Earth -- has stuck around for so long, and the finding may give us more insight into similar vortices on Earth and the formation of stars and planets. The Red Spot has been around for centuries, and scientists didn't know why. Their theories led them to believe the vortex should have disappeared after decades, not stuck around for hundreds of years. So Pedram Hassanzadeh, a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard, and Philip Marcus, a professor of fluid dynamics at UC Berkeley, decided to try to figure out why the Red Spot had endured.
May 27, 2013 |
As you head home from the barbecue or the beach Monday evening, take a moment for a little planet gazing. Jupiter, Mercury and Venus form a close triangle in the night sky Monday, and they shine brightly enough that even light pollution from a city like Los Angeles won't get in the way of their visibility. To find the planetary trio, wait 45 minutes after the sun has set. You will need an unobstructed view of the Western night sky. Look for the planets low in the sky, just above where the sun has set. You can find a map of where the planets will be in the sky here . PHOTOS: Awesome images from space Jupiter and Venus will be shining brightly, respectively making up the left- and right-hand points of the base of this planetary triangle.
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August 6, 2011 |
NASA's spacecraft Juno lifted off Friday in an incandescent arc over the Atlantic Ocean, the start of a five-year, 1.7-billion mile trip to Jupiter that scientists believe will unlock some of the secrets behind the origin of the solar system. NASA's spacecraft Juno lifted off Friday in an incandescent arc over the Atlantic Ocean, the start of a five-year, 1.7-billion mile trip to Jupiter that scientists believe will unlock some of the secrets behind the origin of the solar system.
May 14, 1989
Jack Grout, 78, Jack Nicklaus' first and only golf teacher, died of cancer at his home in Jupiter, Fla.