Jupiter Red Spot Is Shrinking

Jupiter Red Spot Is Shrinking

The Great Red Spot (GRS) on Jupiter is shrinking and has been doing so for years. Now, however, it appears that the rate of shrinkage is increasing. The GRS is an anti-cyclonic storm in the planet’s southern hemisphere which has been under visual observation for at least 400 years. The original estimation of the size […]

Moon Explorations Around the Solar System

Moon Explorations Around the Solar System

It is suitable that there is so much buzz around moons during the week that includes Star Wars day. Recent exploration and discovery of moons around the solar system are yielding new thoughts about life beyond Earth. The latest conversation is about a birth taking place 746 million miles away from Earth. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft […]

NASA Seeks Ideas for Europa Mission

NASA Seeks Ideas for Europa Mission

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Monday published a Request for Information (RFI) seeking ideas for low-cost missions to explore one of Jupiter’s moons. Europa is interesting to scientists because there is evidence of liquid water beneath a thick layer of ice. John Grunsfeld, associate administrator for the NASA Science Mission Directorate, called the […]