Craziest eclipses in the solar system

By: Physics Girl

Originally published on Aug 10, 2017

A total solar eclipse is passing across North America on August 21, 2017. Are there other total solar eclipses in the solar system? Get your first two months of CuriosityStream free by going to and using the promo code “physicsgirl”

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Writer: Sophia Chen
Editing: Jabril Ashe


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Latest view of Jupiter from NASA’s Juno spacecraft from Enneagon

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Hubble Telescope Directly Images Possible Water Vapor Plumes on Europa


By: NASA Goddard

Originally Published on Sep 26, 2016

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope took direct ultraviolet images of the icy moon Europa transiting across the disk of Jupiter.

Out of ten observations, Hubble saw what may be water vapor plumes on three of the images. This adds another piece of supporting evidence to the existence of water vapor plumes on Europa – Hubble also detected spectroscopic signatures of water vapor in 2012.

The existence of water vapor plumes could provide a future Europa flyby mission the opportunity to study the conditions and habitability of Europa’s subsurface ocean.

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We Conquered Jupiter’: Juno Enters Orbit


By: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Originally published on Jul 6, 2016

A recap of the July 4 excitement as NASA’s Juno spacecraft entered orbit around Jupiter. After an almost five-year journey to the solar system’s largest planet, Juno successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit during a 35-minute engine burn. Confirmation that the burn had completed was received on Earth at 8:53 pm. PDT (11:53 p.m. EDT) Monday, July 4. For more about Juno, visit and

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Juno Approach Movie of Jupiter and the Galilean Moons


By: NASAJuno

Originally published on Jul 4, 2016

NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured a unique time-lapse movie of the Galilean satellites in motion about Jupiter. The movie begins on June 12th with Juno 10 million miles from Jupiter, and ends on June 29th, 3 million miles distant. The innermost moon is volcanic Io; next in line is the ice-crusted ocean world Europa, followed by massive Ganymede, and finally, heavily cratered Callisto. Galileo observed these moons to change position with respect to Jupiter over the course of a few nights. From this observation he realized that the moons were orbiting mighty Jupiter, a truth that forever changed humanity’s understanding of our place in the cosmos. Earth was not the center of the Universe. For the first time in history, we look upon these moons as they orbit Jupiter and share in Galileo’s revelation. This is the motion of nature’s harmony.

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Juno spacecraft Jupiter arrival animation


By: NASAJuno

Originally uploaded on Jul 27, 2011

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NASA’s Juno spacecraft is scheduled to arrive at the giant planet Jupiter in July 2016 following a five-year trek. As the spacecraft nears the planet it executes a series of maneuvers to prepare for Jupiter orbit insertion. First, the spacecraft opens its main engine cover. Then Juno uses thrusters to re-orient itself so that its main engine points in the direction the spacecraft is moving. Juno’s thrusters then fire to increase the spacecraft’s rate of spin from 2 rotations per minute to 5 rotations per minute; the faster rate of rotation makes Juno more stable during the engine burn to come.

Juno fires its main engine for about 30 minutes to slow down and allow Jupiter’s gravity to capture the speeding spacecraft into orbit. Following the engine burn, Juno decreases its rate of spin and points its giant solar arrays back toward the sun and Earth (which at Jupiter’s location appear close together in the sky). At this point the spacecraft will be successfully in orbit around the giant world.

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NASA’s “Eyes” App: See Juno Get to Jupiter


By: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Originally published on Jul 2, 2016

Fly along with Juno during Jupiter orbit insertion with NASA’s “Eyes on the Solar System” app. This video shows how in four simple steps. Visit to get started.

Note by  The program, is well worth downloading and using it.

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Jupiter: Into the Unknown (NASA Juno Mission Trailer)


By: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Originally published on Jun 15, 2016

Secrets lie deep within Jupiter, shrouded in the solar system’s strongest magnetic field and most lethal radiation belts. On July 4, 2016, NASA’s Juno spacecraft will plunge into uncharted territory, entering orbit around the gas giant and passing closer than any spacecraft before. Juno will see Jupiter for what it really is, but first it must pass the trial of orbit insertion.

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NASA Jupiter in 4k Ultra HD


By: NASA Goddard

Originally published on Oct 13, 2015

New imagery from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is revealing details never before seen on Jupiter. High-resolution maps and spinning globes (rendered in the 4k Ultra HD format) are the first products to come from a program to study the solar system’s outer planets each year using Hubble. The observations are designed to capture a broad range of features, including winds, clouds, storms and atmospheric chemistry. These annual studies will help current and future scientists see how such giant worlds change over time.

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ScienceCasts: Amazing Sunset Sky Show

By: ScienceAtNASA

Originally Published on Jun 11, 2015

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Venus and Jupiter are converging for a must-see close encounter at the end of June. It could be the best backyard sky show of 2015.

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