May 22, 2024
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Space

Juno images of Europa reveal a complex and active surface

View larger. | The Juno spacecraft captured this view of Jupiter's moon Europe during its closest flyby ever on September 29, 2022. The images reveal new clues about the moon's icy crust. It looks like it's floating in the ocean below! Image via NASA JPL-Caltech/ SwRI/ MSSS/ Björn Jónsson. NASA's Juno mission has provided images

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Hawaii seen from the International Space Station

Crews aboard the International Space Station angled the camera specifically to capture this panorama of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano (left image) with the long swirls of volcanic gases (top half of the image) floating westward from the volcano. Astronauts are trained to take oblique images of hard-to-see atmospheric haze by shooting obliquely to improve visibility. Gas

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Dwarf galaxy IC 4710 | Earth Blog

Discovered in 1900 by astronomer DeLisle Stewart and photographed here by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, IC 4710 is an undeniably spectacular sight. The galaxy is a busy cloud of bright stars, with bright pockets (marking bursts of new star formation) scattered around its edges. IC 4710 is an irregular dwarf galaxy. As the name

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Exoplanet WASP-39b | Earth Blog

An international team of scientists has used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to study the atmosphere of the hot exoplanet WASP-39b. By combining this new data with older data, they created the most comprehensive study yet of an exoplanet’s atmosphere. The atmospheric composition of WASP-39b suggests that exoplanet formation processes may be very different from

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