What Do a Fly, Juno, Jupiter, and a Basketball Have in Common?
With all the hype around Juno’s rendezvous with Jupiter, many lose sight of exactly how great a feat it was. I’m a fan of putting things into perspective, and if any story deserves perspective, it’s […]
A New Visitor for Jupiter – If it Can Slow Down Enough
UPDATE: Juno successfully entered orbit around Jupiter at 11:53 PM EDT on July 4th. Jupiter is about to have a new friend. After a five year journey, the Juno spacecraft will enter Jupiter’s orbit late […]
It’s Asteroid Day – And Hubble Has Some Presents for Us
Today is Asteroid Day, and the Hubble Space Telescope has given us some very nice images to commemorate it. Starting with this one: Hubble has great abilities to look into the ultraviolet wavelengths. That allows […]
Jupiter Strike – Our Neighbor Takes Another Hit
Two amateur astronomers in different parts of the world took video through their telescopes of a sizable object slamming into Jupiter. While reviewing footage, Austrian Gerrit Kernbauer saw a flash of light on one side […]