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Researchers explain Jupiter's shifting stripes

Researchers Can Now Explain Jupiter’s Mysterious Shifting ‘Stripes’

Much to the chagrin of tigers everywhere, Jupiter can change its stripes, although an explanation of how the gas giant changes its colors and famous "stripes" has long evaded scientists. Researchers at the University of Leeds in England believe they've found the answer and can explain why the bands on Jupiter move and change.

James Webb Space Telescope Comet Read

Webb Finds Water in Rare Main-Belt Comet, Spurring New Mysteries

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has helped scientists achieve another breakthrough. Solar system scientists working to understand the origins of Earth's abundant water have used Webb's Near-Infrared Spectrograph (NIRSpec) instrument to confirm water vapor around a comet in the main asteroid belt for the first time.

Bill Anders Earthrise

The Story Behind ‘Earthrise,’ One of NASA’s Most Iconic Images

Apollo 8, the first crewed mission to the moon, entered lunar orbit on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1968. As the Apollo 8 crew members Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William (Bill) Anders orbited the moon aboard the spacecraft, Anders spotted and captured Earthrise, one of the most iconic space photos ever made.

NASA Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope

NASA’s Roman Telescope Prepares to Solve the Mysteries of the Universe

NASA's Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope (NGRST or Roman) will feature two primary instruments, a 300.8-megapixel infrared Wide Field Instrument (WFI) and a Coronagraph designed for studying faint objects, when it launches in 2027. The NASA Goddard team recently installed a vital subsystem for the space telescope's Wide Field Instrument.

How John Glenn’s $40 Camera Forced NASA to Rethink Space Missions

We're about to take a trip back in time to the early 1960s and learn how a $40 drugstore camera forced NASA to rethink its space missions. Yes, it’s true. A simple camera purchased at the local drugstore played a pivotal role in shaping the future of space exploration and set the stage for space photography in a non-scientific domain.