#August2017

Space Swoon: Jupiter gets a gorgeous new close-up, courtesy of two scientists

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Jupiter. Just doing Jovian things. Looking beautiful as fuck.

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Space Swoon: Jupiter’s Giant Red Spot gets a gorgeous close-up

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As a meat-bag, my giant red spots and blemishes are decidedly not cool to look at. As a gas giant, Jupiter’s giant red spot is a sight to behold.

Hit the jump to check it out.

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Space Swoon: Time-Lapse video of Juno’s flyby of Jupiter

Space. Is. Awesome. Here’s a time-lapse of NASA’s Juno spacecraft flying by Jupiter.

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NASA finds planet-sized cyclones on Jupiter. Space is absurd, dude

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NASA’s Juno spacecraft is doing work, reporting back about Jupiter. One of its more dope findings? Jupiter has cyclones. The size of planets.

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Space Swoon: Juno Captures Jupiter’s Little Red Spot

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Yeah, yeah. We all know about Jupiter’s Great Red Spot. But did you know the titanic fucking plant also has a Little Red Spot?

Hit the jump for a look at its glory.

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NASA Launching Spacecraft In 2020s To Study Jupiter’s Asteroids And Another Made Of Metal

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NASA is aiming to do some dope shit in the 2020s. Expecting to launch spacecraft to study Jupiter’s asteroids, and also another one made of metal. Sounds dope! I’m, uh, just not optimistic about us/them making it until then.

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NASA finds more evidence of Water Plumes on Europa

Elon Musk is taking our asses to Mars. Maybe. So like, can someone get on settling Europa? NASA has found further evidence of water plumes on the moon, furthering the idea that it has subsurface oceans. Fucking astounding.

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Space Swoon: Jupiter’s South Pole as never before seen

Space Swoon: NASA’s Juno spacecraft speeds towards Jupiter’s North Pole

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NASA has just flown a spacecraft closer to Jupiter than ever before. The Solar System’s bulwark (seriously, big bastard eats so much space debris so we can not be obliterated so we can watch reality shows and attack one another with horrible, horrible mad-made weaponry, so uh, thanks?) is getting a thorough examination, courtesy of the Juno spacecraft.

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NASA’s Juno spacecraft has successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit

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Yeah, boy! Juno has successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit. The spacecraft sent a message a mere 540 million miles across the solar system to let NASA, and you know, the rest of us know.

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