Jupiter’s swirling clouds


“JUNO CAPTURED a swirling region of bright clouds in the wake of a cyclonic storm as it dove toward its 18th close encounter with Jupiter on 12 February 2019. At left is the turbulent, blue-tinted pole; at right, the polar clouds give way to the pinker belts and zones of Jupiter’s midlatitudes.”

Largest Moons In The Solar System



Top 10 Largest Moons In The Solar System: Ganymede, Titan, Callisto, Io, Moon, Europa, Triton, Titania, Rhea & Oberon.Image credit: Kevin Gill /Joseph Brimacombe /Stuart Rankin

Parker Solar Probe : Going to the Sun



“NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will be the first-ever mission to “touch” the sun. The spacecraft, about the size of a small car, will travel directly into the sun’s atmosphere about 4 million miles from our star’s surface. Launch is slated for summer 2018.“

“ The probe will orbit within 4 million miles (6.4 million kilometers) of the sun’s “surface,” where the probe will “[face]heat and radiation unlike any spacecraft in history,” according to a statement from NASA. Mercury, by contrast, orbits the sun at a distance of between 28 and 43 million miles (46 and 70 million km), and the constant stream of radiation and powerful particle storms from the sun have utterly transformed that planet’s surface and atmosphere.”