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  • Jupiter, Venus and Mars hit the planetary headlines

    Jupiter from Hubble on 14 April, 2014, and showing how its Great Red Spot has shrunk over the last two decades. Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center)

    The most famous feature on giant planet Jupiter, the Great Red Spot, is steadily shrinking. This change...

     
  • National Astronomy Week marks fine show by Jupiter

    A true-colour image of Jupiter from the Cassini spacecraft, on its way to Saturn, shows Europa casting a shadow on the planet's cloud tops. Credit: NASA

    Early 2014 is a great time to be an amateur astronomer in the UK. Just a few weeks after the BBC’s...

     
  • Many moons to observe during Stargazing Live

    The Moon aged six days and 11 days, photographed by the writer. Credit: Paul Sutherland

    Our Earth’s natural satellite, the Moon, is well placed in the sky during the BBC’s Stargazing Live...

     
  • Fireball on Jupiter after new cosmic impact

    A previous impact photographed by Anthony Wesley from Australia. Credit: Anthony Wesley

    Jupiter is exciting astronomers again after yet another impact produced a brilliant flare in its atmosphere...

     
  • Outbursts on Jupiter intrigue astronomers

    An image of Jupiter and largest moon Ganymede taken by Anthony Wesley on July 8.

    Amateur astronomers are being urged to monitor giant planet Jupiter after major disturbances were seen...

     
  • Juice to check Jupiter’s moons for life

    The Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer arrives at the giant planet. Credits: ESA/AOES

    A billion-euro mission to look for signs of life on the frozen moons of giant planet Jupiter was given...

     
  • When straying Jupiter went on the pull

    Impression of a hot Jupiter closer to the Sun. Credit: NASA

    The path of true love never runs smooth, it is said. Especially on Valentine’s Day. And for young planets,...

     
  • Prize Jupiter image “rivals Hubble”

    Damian's winning photo of Jupiter, Ganymede and Io

    A British amateur astronomer won a major prize last night for a stunning photo that judges said rivalled...

     
  • Juno on way to learn Jupiter’s secrets

    Juno on way to learn Jupiter’s secrets

    A NASA spaceprobe is currently racing on its way to Jupiter. Solar-powered Juno is a $700 million “budget”...

     
  • Martian moon skims by giant Jupiter

    Martian moon skims by giant Jupiter

    Sequence showing Phobos graze Jupiter (ESA)Europe’s Mars Express probe has captured an astonishing...

     
  • Pizza moon hides an ocean of lava

    Pizza moon hides an ocean of lava

    NASA scientists have discovered a vast ocean of molten rock beneath the surface of a moon that looks...

     
  • Jupiter impacts – a field for amateurs?

    Jupiter impacts – a field for amateurs?

    Professional astronomers have called on the amateur fraternity to begin a close monitoring of Jupiter...