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NASA’s Juno Spacecraft will arrive at Jupiter in the next few day after nearly five years in space. While it’s purpose is primarily to study Jupiter’s origins, interior structure, deep atmosphere and magnetosphere, it’s worth remembering Jupiter is also host to the largest and some of the most interesting moons in the solar system. Lets …

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callisto. one of jupiter's moons and one of my very favorite things in space. - Bing Images

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Astronomers are using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to study auroras — stunning light shows in a planet’s atmosphere 6/30/16 — This observation is supported by measurements made by NASA’s Juno spacecraft, currently on its way to Jupiter.

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Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. It has 67 moons which orbit around it. The spot in the lower left is the Great Red Spot, a giant storm that has existed since the 17th century.

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Featured Artist: The Chemistry Infographics of Compound Interest

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Hubble: Quadruple moons transiting Saturn. The giant orange moon Titan, at the top right is larger than the planet Mercury, and the second largest moon in the solar system after Jupiter’s moon Ganymede. Titan is the only moon in our solar system known to have a dense atmosphere, and the only place other than Earth where stable bodies of surface liquid have been found. Three icy moons are also visible, with Enceladus and Dione at the left and Mimas on the far right.

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